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Carli DavisPesticide Disposal and Container Recycling ProgramsPhone : (406) 465-0531Carli.Davis@mt.gov54 East Larslan Rd. Larslan, MT 59244
Natural Resource Section Supervisor
Phone: (406) 444-9066
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601
EPA supports diversion of food waste and other organic materials from landfills. AD is an alternative to landfilling that results in environmental benefits in the form of renewable energy (biogas) and a product that can improve soil health (digestate). The goal of this funding opportunity is to accelerate the development of new or enhance/increase existing anaerobic digestion capacity and infrastructure in the United States.
The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity shall not exceed $3 million in total grant funding. EPA anticipates awarding 10 to 40 cooperative agreements and individual grant awards may potentially be in the range of $50,000-$300,000.
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To apply for this opportunity, search EPA-OLEM-ORCR-20-02 on www.grants.gov. Applications are due on July 14, 2020.
Grants are available to food and agriculture businesses to help increase community resilience amid the COVID 19 pandemic and other economic disruptions. Grants are intended to create additional economic activity and bolster food security. Examples of eligible projects include, but are not limited to, those focused on accessing new markets, projects which strengthen and expand local food systems, and other business adaptations that decrease food and agricultural waste. The need for such innovations must be driven by the COVID 19 pandemic. Total funding available is $500,000, with a maximum application amount of $10,000.
On March 26, Governor Bullock issued a directive requiring Montanans to stay home and temporarily close all nonessential businesses and operations to curtail the spread of COVID-19. The order, which takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on March 28 and will be in effect through April 10, identifies essential businesses and operations related to food and agriculture, as included in the sections shown below:
Click to view the the Governor’s Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020.