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Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Funds for Ports Projects Approximately $5 million of Federal funding is available for projects to reduce emissions from drayage trucks, marine engines, locomotives, and cargo handling equipment used in port operations. Applications due Dec 11, 2014. Informational webinars 2 p.m. Oct 7 and Oct 16. Learn more

Upcoming Advance Program Webinar  EPA is in the early stages of planning an October 2014 webinar for Advance areas.  More information will be posted on this website soon, and registration information will be sent directly to Advance areas and other interested areas in early October.

Applications Due October 2 for Dept. of Energy Grants for Tribal Clean Energy/Energy Efficiency Projects  Applications are solicited for (1) projects involving the installation of clean energy/energy efficiency retrofits in tribal buildings and (2) deployment of clean energy systems on a community scale on Indian lands. More Information

Coming Soon: EPA 2014 School Bus Rebate Program  Approximately $3 million of Federal funding is expected to be available for school bus replacements.  Application period will begin this fall.  Sign up for e-mail updates

NetZero U.S. Army Sustainability Initiative  Army installations in/around your Advance area may be doing things that are worth noting in your next path forward update.  Learn more

Dept. of Energy Funding Opportunity for Deployment of Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency on Indian Lands  Funds are available for installation of clean energy/energy efficiency building retrofits and deployment of community clean energy systems.  A webinar will be held on August 14, and applications are due October 2, 2014.  Learn more

Dept. of Energy Funding Opportunity for Vehicle Technologies, Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Deployment Initiatives  Funds are available for projects focused on (1) AFV-use demonstrations via hands-on experiences (2) safety-related training, and (3) emergency preparedness. Applications due October 1, 2014.  Learn more

Applications Due September 22 for EPA Grants for FY2015 Brownfields Area-wide Planning. Funds are available to conduct research, technical assistance, and/or training activities that will enable the state, local, tribal or other eligible entity to develop an area-wide plan for brownfields assessment, cleanup, and subsequent reuse. More information.

June 2014 Advance Program Webinar Recording is Now Available  More information

The Advance Program is a collaborative effort between EPA, states, tribes, and local governments.  The program encourages expeditious emission reductions in ozone and fine particle (PM2.5) attainment areas to help these areas continue to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS). The steps taken by program participants could:

  1. Help attainment areas reduce emissions in order to ensure continued health protection,
  2. Better position areas to remain in attainment, and
  3. Efficiently direct available resources toward actions to address ozone and fine particle problems quickly.

Basic Information - More information about the Advance Program

Eligibility - Who is eligible to participate

Participation - How to participate

Participants - Areas that have agreed to take proactive steps towards improving air quality

Measures and Programs - Actions participants can take

Resources - Useful information for participants

Frequent Questions - Frequently asked questions about the Advance Program

Map showing areas participating in Ozone and PM Advance

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