Keep watch for EPA’s grant applications to help reduce food loss and waste
July 15, 2021
EPA anticipates awarding up to $2 million in total AD funding. Individual projects could be in the range of $50,000-$200,000 for the funding period of two years.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications on Grants.gov for projects from states, tribes, territories, and non-profit organizations to help reduce food loss and waste and divert food waste from landfills by expanding anaerobic digester (AD) capacity in the United States.
To qualify, EPA is asking that your project application achieve one or more of the following objectives:
Develop new or expand existing AD capacity for processing food waste.
Demonstrate solutions and/or approaches for increasing food waste AD utilization that can be replicated by other communities, governments, or other entities.
Support state, Tribal, and/or local government programs that seek to use AD to increase their food waste diversion rates.
State, local, Tribal, interstate, and intrastate government agencies and Non-profit organizations (as defined by 2 CFR Part 200) may apply. In addition, up to approximately $800,000 of the estimated total will be set-aside specifically for awards to the following organizations:
Tribal colleges and universities; or
Eligible organizations located in persistent poverty counties.
Applications are due by October 7, 2021. Additional information is available on the EPA site or by requesting grant assistance at .