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The Local Government Environmental Assistance Network (LGEAN) is a “first-stop shop” providing local governments with user-friendly information on compliance with federal environmental regulations, funding strategies, and tools for advancing healthy and sustainable communities. LGEAN also educates communities on local governments’ environmental responsibilities.

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Bipartisan Infrastructure Law 

EPA provides a portal to funding opportunities of interest to local governments available through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (2021), covering topics including:

The Inflation Reduction Act

The Inflation Reduction Act (2022) includes a number of provisions with the potential to significantly affect the economics of decarbonization:

Recent Funding Opportunities

06/16/2023 - Joint Office of Energy and Transportation Ride and Drive Electric, Fiscal Year 2023 Funding Opportunity Announcement [more]

05/26/2023 - Biden-Harris Administration Announces More than $315 Million Through Investing in America Agenda for Cleanup and Technical Assistance at Polluted Brownfield Sites [more]

05/26/2023 - EPA to Award Over $10 Million in Grants to Support Water Quality Monitoring at Beaches to Protect Public Health [more]

05/26/2023 - Apply for EPA Hazardous Waste Management Grant Program for Tribes [more]

05/26/2023 - FEMA’s Apply for FEMA's FY23 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) [more]

05/19/2023 - Apply for a USDA Revolving Fund for Financing Water and Wastewater Projects by June 10 [more]

05/19/2023 - Apply to Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Grant Program by July 10 [more]

05/10/2023 - Check out EPA Grants Management Training for Applicants and Recipients [more]

05/10/2023 - Check out EPA's Budget Training Course [more]

03/21/2023 - EPA Clean Air Act Grants - $25 million [more]

03/21/2023 - HUD’s Thriving Communities Technical Assistance (TCTA) Program (14.259). [more]

03/21/2023 - DOT Opens Applications for First Round of $2.5 Billion Program to Build EV Charging in Communities & Neighborhoods Nationwide. [more]

03/21/2023 - EPA Provides Rural, Small, and Tribal Wastewater Technical Assistance [more]

03/21/2023 - OCCHE Launches Program to Allocate Environmental Justice Solar and Wind Capacity [more]

03/21/2023 - OCCHE Launches Program to Allocate Environmental Justice Solar and Wind Capacity [more]

03/14/2023 - EPA Announces the Availability of $16 Million for Pollution Prevention Grants in Environmental Justice Communities [more]

03/14/2023 - DOE Offers Funding Opportunity for Energy Improvements in Rural or Remote Areas [more]

03/07/2023 - EPA Announces $2.4 Billion for Clean Water Infrastructure Upgrades Through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law through this year’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) [more]

03/07/2023 - NFWF Opens FY23 National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) - National Coastal Resilience Fund [more]

02/21/2023 - Questions and Answers document for the Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) Grants for Tribes and Intertribal Consortia [more]

02/21/2023 - EPA’s Watershed Academy Launches Hazard Mitigation Module Creating Co-Benefits Through Hazard Mitigation Planning and Water Resource Management Module [more]

02/21/2023 - EPA’s New Pollution Prevention (P2) Grant Opportunities Focused on Environmental Justice are Coming Soon!   [more]

02/14/2023 - Overview of Bipartisan Infrastructure Law CWSRF Emerging Contaminants Supplemental Appropriation Recording [more]

02/14/2023 - EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee Releases Latest Recommendations on IRA and Heavy Duty Vehicles Program. [more]

02/14/2023 - Preparing for and Accessing Water Infrastructure Funding and Opportunities with Support from EPA [more]

02/14/2023 - Empowering Communities to Improve Climate Resilience in the Water Sector [more]

02/14/2023 - FEMA’s SAVE THE DATE: Hazard Mitigation Partners Virtual Workshop is October 16-19, 2023. [more]

02/14/2023 - EPA Announces $6.5 Billion in New Funding Available for Water Infrastructure Projects [more]

01/31/2023 - U.S. Department of Energy Announces the Buildings Upgrade Prize [more]

01/31/2023 - USDA's Water & Waste Disposal Predevelopment Planning Grants [more]

01/31/2023 - USDA's SEARCH - Special Evaluation Assistance for Rural Communities and Households Grant [more]

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05/26/2023 - EPA Releases Annual Air Report, Highlighting Trends through 2022

05/26/2023 - EPA Releases Clean Water Act Integrated Planning Toolkit for Permitting Authorities

05/19/2023 - EPA Proposes New Carbon Pollution Standards for Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plants to Tackle the Climate Crisis and Protect Public Health

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Upcoming Events
06/13/2023 - 2023 Northwest Tribal Clean Energy Summit [Tulalip Resort and Casino]

06/13/2023 - 2023 Northwest Tribal Clean Energy Summit [Online]

06/13/2023 - EPA Presents its Water System Partnerships Workshop, Part 1 [Online]

06/15/2023 - FEMA Hosts National Resilience Listening Session 6 [Online]

06/19/2023 - Apply for FEMA's Cooperating Technical Partners Program [Online]

06/20/2023 - EPA Hosts New Webinar: How EPA’s Water Infrastructure Planning Tool Can Help Utilities Engage Community & Make Cost-Effective Multi-Benefit Investments [Online]

06/22/2023 - EPA’s Technical Assistance Webinar Series Presents "Improving CWA-NPDES Permit Compliance at Small Wastewater Treatment Systems: Developing and Implementing PFAS Monitoring Strategies for N [Online]

06/27/2023 - EPA Public Hearing on Proposal to Establish First-Time Clean Water Act Protections for Over 250 Tribes [Online]

07/12/2023 - EPA to Host Public Hearing on Proposal to Establish First-Time Clean Water Act Protections for Over 250 Tribes [Online]

08/08/2023 - Register for 2023 National Brownfields Training Conference! [Online]

08/14/2023 - Register for the Tribal Lands and Environment Forum [Syracuse, NY and online]

09/11/2023 - Register for the 20th Annual EPA Drinking Water Workshop [Covington, Kentucky ]

10/16/2023 - FEMA's 2023 Hazard Mitigation Partners Workshop [Online]

10/16/2023 - SAVE THE DATE: FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Partners Virtual Workshop is October 16-19 []

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