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Last updated:
May 10, 2001 



Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Information Center 


Peaks to Prairies
Regional Mini-Grant Program


The Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Information Center (EPA Region 8) is offering mini-grants to encourage state assistance programs to form collaborations and develop and enhance state pollution prevention projects that benefit Region 8 as a whole and contribute to the mission of the Center. Proposals are especially encouraged in the following areas:

1.  Contributions to P2 activities in residential construction or autobody
2.  P2  in outdoor recreation industries
3.  P2 Education/Consumer P2
5.  Development of regional P2 week materials for 2001

Grants awarded for the 1998-99 fiscal year include:
Construction Waste Reduction
P2 Enviro-Rangers Youth Club
Regional P2 Awareness Videos

Grants awarded for the 1999-00 fiscal year include:
P2 in Ag and Vocational Teaching Labs  
Discovering Common Ground: The Potential for a P2-Smart Growth Connection in Western States

Grants awarded for the 2000-01 fiscal year include:
SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

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Funding and Duration
Proposals for up to $5,000 will be accepted. Grant applications will be accepted any time during the fiscal year (October 1 - September 30) but must be completed by September 30, 2001. Grant recipients must be able to provide and document match -- outside, non-federal support -- of the project equal to the amount requested.

Applications from state and local agencies, non-profit organizations, and schools/universities in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming will be accepted. Projects can be state-specific but must have regional benefit and contribute to Center activities. Abstracts will be sent to other state P2 programs for review. Comments will be forwarded to applicants for response. 

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Proposal Application
The proposal application must include the following information:
1. Cover Letter
2. Title Page
    A. Proposal Title
    B. Project Abstract
    C. Applicant’s name, title, and agency address
    D. Phone, fax, and e-mail address
    E. Statement of Benefit to Other States
    F. Proposed Total Budget and Match
3. Plan of Work (not to exceed 2 pages)
    A. Goals and objectives
    B. Describe who will benefit from this project and how
    C. Activities and projected time line
    D. Evaluation Plan - how you will ensure you are meeting the goals and objectives
4. Budget and Match Detail - broken into the following categories:  salary/benefits,
    materials and supplies, travel, communications, printing, etc.(equipment purchases
    such as computers, and audiovisual equipment are not allowed)
5. Approval signatures from authorized officials in your unit.

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Please submit one original to the MSU Peaks to Prairies Center at the address below. Electronic copies are welcome (submit to Funding is limited and grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Peaks to Prairies Information Center for EPA Region 8
ATTN: Laura Estes
Montana State University Extension Service
Taylor Hall, PO Box 173580
Bozeman, MT 59717-3580

Your proposal will be evaluated on how clearly you describe your project and how it contributes to the purposes stated above. For requests that go towards funding a larger project, specific use of the money requested from Peaks to Prairies must be documented. Other state programs will also review your proposal and verify that results will be useful to regional P2 efforts.

Grant Payments
Two equal payments will be made to grant recipients, one at the beginning of the grant and one upon receipt of a final report which should include: a) how each grant objective was met; b) how the grant funding was spent; c) documentation of matching contribution equal to funding.

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