Source Reduction Assistance Grant Applications Now Open by Caroline Minasian Mar 25, 2020 Water News The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Source Reduction Assistance (SRA) Program is accepting grant applications through May 15. The funding is available to support research, investigation, study, demonstration, education and training methods that eliminate pollutants from entering any waste stream or otherwise released into the environment prior to recycling, treatment or disposal. The Pacific Southwest region, including California, may award $20,000 – $160,000 for two-year funding periods. Local governments, cities, school districts, nonprofit organizations and federally-recognized tribes are eligible to apply. Past recipients and projects from the Pacific Southwest Region 9 include the following: Pale Band of Mission Indians for training and technical assistance to eight businesses that focused on reducing hazardous and chemical substances. University of California, Berkeley for the production and dissemination of replicable best practice methodologies for chemical assessment of Stereolithography (SLA) printing resins. California Air Resources Board for training small businesses, including food manufacturers. Department of Toxic Substances Control for training manufacturers, industry and retailers on alternative process and tools to reduce chemicals of concern in consumer products. More information and applications are available on the EPA’s website.