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Release Date: 03/26/1998
Contact Information: Leo Kay, Press Office, (617) 918-4154

BOSTON -- The New England Office of the Environmental Protection Agency is holding a bidding conference April 2 for non-profit and grassroots organizations in the Providence area that are interested in applying for funds under the agency's Urban Environmental Initiative.

The conference will be held from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the Rhode Island State Health Department in Providence.

The conference will provide an overview of the Urban Environmental Initiative's targeted programs, examples of past funded projects, grant application processes, and practical tips on how to prepare a strong application. The EPA awards grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 for a variety of urban environmental projects, including lead poisoning prevention, indoor air quality, urban waterways, and vacant lot remediation.

For those planning on attending the event, please R.S.V.P. with Stacey Johnson at (617)918-1526 or by fax at (617)918-1505.