EPA's State and Local Capacity Building Branch released on July 9 a 52-page guide to help identify opportunities to receive financial and technical assistance for efforts that reduce energy costs, improve air quality and public health, and enhance economic development opportunities. "Funding Opportunities: A Directory of Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, and Environmental Protection Assistance Programs" provides an extensive list of grants available from EPA, other federal agencies, state governments, and private foundations. Grants are organized by topic, with detailed descriptions and contact information for each grant. The document also provides links to online resources with more information. State and local governments, businesses, public organizations (e.g., school districts), non-profit organizations, and consumers can use this publication to identify potential sources of support for their programs, projects, and research and development activities. Examples include installing energy- efficient equipment in buildings, developing alternative energy technologies, purchasing fuel-efficient vehicles for fleets, reducing waste and developing markets for recycled materials, and promoting renewable energy installations or purchases. Funding is also available to develop related education and outreach materials. "Funding Opportunities" is available in PDF (Adobe Acrobat) format by sending a blank e-mail message to: fundingopportunities@icfconsulting.com

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