Michigan Community Pollution Prevention Grant Announcement – application deadline June 1, 2009
GRANT DESCRIPTION: A total of $200,000 in funding is available through the Michigan Community Pollution Prevention (P2) Grant Program to implement P2 at healthcare facilities across the State of Michigan. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will provide matching grants to hospitals, clinics, local health departments, municipalities, and regional planning agencies to fund P2 at healthcare facilities. The goal of the Community P2 Grant Program is to promote local P2 initiatives that foster partnerships and sustainability. Requests for funding will be accepted from May 01, 2009 – June 01, 2009.
The Community P2 Grant Program seeks to bring local government, businesses, planning agencies, and residents together to create change through P2. This grant seeks to address waste reduction in healthcare.
Preference will be given to projects that include community-based coalitions. Projects should be transferable, and act as models to be shared by other institutions across the state.
ENVIRONMENTAL STATEMENT: Michigan has a long history of effectively providing sound protection of its natural resources through the development and implementation of environmental programs. There are many P2 opportunities available at healthcare facilities. This grant request will focus on the following P2 opportunities:
Handling of solid, hazardous and universal waste;
Janitorial and food services;
Handling of surgical and pharmaceutical wastes;
Electronic waste disposal;
Heating and cooling;
Energy and water usage; and
Environmentally Preferred Purchasing – Purchasing environmentally friendly medical supplies, cleaners, office supplies, and building materials.
A P2 healthcare form will also be developed to help grantees and the MDEQ track waste reductions. Completion of a P2 reporting form is a requirement of the Community P2 Grant Program. The P2 reporting forms will be due quarterly.
Preventing pollution carries a wide array of benefits to both healthcare providers and the communities they are located. Cost savings and improved public and environmental health are among those key benefits.
ELIGIBLE RECIPIENTS: Hospitals, clinics, healthcare providers, local health departments, municipalities, and regional planning agencies are eligible to receive funding.
ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES: The proposal should outline how your organization will implement P2 practices including:
Pharmaceutical waste collections;
Environmentally Preferred Purchasing – Purchasing environmentally friendly cleaners, office supplies, and building materials;
Solid Waste Reduction – Waste handling, recycling, and reuse;
Medical, Hazardous and Universal Waste Reductions;
Electronic Waste Reduction;
Energy Conservation – Use of energy efficient lighting, appliances, and etc.;
House Keeping P2 – Reduction of hazardous cleaning products; and
Water Conservation – Implementation of water conservation practices.
The applicant must review the proposal with the MDEQ, Office of Pollution Prevention and Compliance Assistance (OPPCA), Field Services Unit staff, prior to submitting the proposal.
AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS: A total of $200,000 in funding is available. The match requirement, of at least 25 percent, has been established by law. The maximum dollar amount requested should be based upon what is needed to carry out the identified tasks and products. Total grant fund requests must be no larger than $24,900; however, local match expenditures can bring total grant expenditures over the $24,900 limit (state grant, $24,900 + local match, $8,300 = $33,200. Project contracts can run for one or two years and will be on a cost-reimbursement basis. Requests for funding will be accepted from May 01, 2009 – June 01, 2009.
MATCHING REQUIREMENTS: Organizations receiving grants are required to match total project costs by at least 25 percent. Grantee contributions may include dollars, in-kind goods and services, and/or third party contributions.
DUE DATE: Proposals are due no later than June 01, 2009.
FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Mr. Michael Young, 989-894-6238, or you can download the Request for Proposal from the Internet at: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/deq-oppca-communityp2-2009-rfp_276104_7.pdf
Information courtesy of MDEQ website