The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced this month an upcoming grant opportunity that will help businesses develop accurate Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), facilitating the reliable tracking of emissions associated with the construction materials and products that they produce.
The grant, “Reducing Embodied Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Construction Materials and Products,” is among EPA’s diverse efforts to help states and Tribal Nations, manufacturers, institutional buyers, real estate developers, builders, and others measure, report, and substantially lower the levels of embodied carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions associated with the production, use, and disposal of construction materials and products.
Funded by the Inflation Reduction Act that was signed into law in 2022, the grant will build upon EPA’s work in the ENERGY STAR Industrial Program and the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program.
The grant opportunity is expected to be posted on Grants.gov in the coming weeks, and then applicants will have 90 days to apply. EPA recently released the grant opportunity’s Assistance Listing (a detailed public description of a federal grant program) accessible on Sam.gov. While the awards will be for Fiscal Year 2024, EPA reports that it is providing notice of this grant opportunity in advance so potential applicants can make the necessary preparations to submit a competitive application to the agency.
Prior to applying for an EPA grant, applicants must have an active account on the Sam.gov and be registered on Grants.gov. Please note that it may take up to a month to complete registration on these systems. For help with grant-related questions and to receive notifications when grants are available, please send a message by e-mail to email@example.com.