The Michigan P2 (Pollution Prevention) Program is now accepting grant applications!
Local Climate Action Grant Objectives
This grant request will target the following climate actions:
• Developing and implementing a “local climate action plan” to reduce GHG emissions and reduce energy consumption.
• Adopt formal resolutions and ordinances that support energy and climate change initiatives.• Create a community inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
• Organizing or strengthening a citizen climate and/or energy task force for a municipality, county, or region.
• Support ongoing partnerships between neighborhoods/blocks and city government that will address climate and energy issues.
• Improve infrastructure and operations, and adopt climate-smart practices through land use plans, zoning, and building codes.
• Identify opportunities for waste and energy savings in buildings, waste and water treatment processes, and other local government operations including: transportation and roads; handling of solid and hazardous waste; janitorial and food services; laundry operations; environmental purchasing; electronic waste disposal; composting; heating and cooling; recycling; energy and water usage; etc.
• Developing sustainable land use guidelines for the community to address energy usage and climate change.
All proposals must meet the following requirements:
1. Eligible applicants include county governments, local health departments, municipalities, and regional planning agencies. However, subcontractors can be private for-profit or non-profit organizations.
2. Organizations receiving grants are required to provide a match of at least 25 percent of the total project cost. Grantee contributions may include dollars, in-kind goods and services, and/or third party contributions.
3. Total grant fund request must be no larger than $50,000.
4. The applicant must expend grant funding within one year or two years of the start date of the grant agreement, and complete all tasks within the term of the contract.
5. The project must contain a critical evaluation and measurement component, including how “success” is defined and how it will be determined.
Each project must include the elements listed below:
Development of a climate action program. The program should outline how your organization will implement the following practices below:
• Developing a local sustainable climate action plan to address GHG emissions and save energy and reduce waste in the community.
• Identify and work with key community stakeholders to implement your climate action plan, working with residents and community groups.
• Identify and develop a local inventory and baseline of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in your community and strategies to reduce those emissions.
• Identify opportunities for waste and energy savings in buildings, waste and water treatment processes, and other local government operations including: transportation and road; handling of solid and hazardous waste; janitorial and food services; laundry operations; vehicle servicing; environmental purchasing; electronic waste disposal; composting; heating and cooling; energy and water usage; and recycling
• Adopt local resolutions or ordinances committing to local climate change actions and strategies.
• Develop sustainable climate change action strategies that continue beyond the life of this grant.
• Identify and develop local sustainable land use planning efforts to reduce climate change.
• Create a plan to improve infrastructure, operations, and enable climate-smart practices through land use plans, zoning and building codes, solid waste and water management programs, and through policies dealing with roads and public transportation.
• Develop local climate change education and outreach materials and workshops.
A total of $250,000 in funding is available for this grant program. Organizations receiving grants are required to provide a match of at least 25 percent of the total project cost. The match requirement of at least 25 percent has been established by law. Grantee contributions may include dollars, in-kind goods and services, and/or third party contributions. Indirect costs may be calculated by using your agencies indirect rate, up to 20 percent of staff salary and fringes (see page 13 for indirect cost definition). 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 $50,000. Project contracts can run for one or two years and will be on a cost-reimbursement basis.
Requests for funding will be accepted from March 1, 2010, through April 30, 2010.
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