West Coast Collaborative

 

The West Coast Collaborative is a voluntary public-private partnership committed to reducing diesel emissions and advancing clean technologies throughout the western United States. Learn More


Healthy Air: Indoors and Out – Recorded Presentations Now Available!

A free webinar in Spanish and English on how to protect your home and family from air pollution.

Join us to learn about indoor and outdoor air pollution in the U.S.-Mexico border region and what you can do to protect your home and community. Presenters will share information on common air pollution sources, potential health impacts from poor air quality, and tips and tricks for creating safe environments. All members of the public are welcome!

Recorded presentations in English and Spanish are available at the following links:

  1. Outdoor Air Pollution in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region: Information and tips about reducing pollution and protecting your family and community
    Contaminación del aire exterior en la región fronteriza México-Estados Unidos: Información y consejos sobre cómo reducir la contaminación y proteger a su familia y comunidad
     
  2. Where does outdoor PM come from?
    ¿De dónde viene PM al aire libre?
     
  3. How to address outdoor PM in your area
    Cómo abordar PM al aire libre en su área
     
  4. Indoor Air Pollution in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region Information and tips about reducing pollution and protecting your family and community
    Contaminación del aire interior en la región fronteriza México-Estados Unidos: Información y consejos sobre cómo reducir la contaminación y proteger a su familia y comunidad
     
  5. How does PM get inside your house?
    ¿Cómo entra PM a su casa?
     
  6. How to decrease PM in your home
    Cómo disminuir PM en su hogar

For more information, please contact Francisco Dóñez (donez.francisco@epa.gov).


2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Tribal and Insular Area Grants Request for Applications CLOSED

On April 14th, EPA announced its FY21 DERA Tribal and Insular Areas RFA . EPA anticipates awarding approximately $5 million in grant funding for tribal and certain insular area governments to implement projects which reduce emissions from the nation's existing fleet of older diesel engines. A total of $4.5 million will be made available to tribal governments, or intertribal consortia, and Alaska Native villages; and $500,000 will be made available to insular area governments including the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Funds may be used to upgrade and replace older, dirtier diesel-powered vehicles and equipment with newer, cleaner vehicles and technologies.

No mandatory cost sharing funds are required under this competition. Although cost sharing is not required, applicants may propose to provide voluntary cost to improve the environmental outputs and outcomes of the project.

Application packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) no later than Friday, July 9, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (ET) to be considered for funding.

Informational webinars will be held on the following dates and times:

For the latest information and access to these webinars, please visit EPA's DERA Tribal and Insular Areas Grants webpage.

To learn more about previously funded DERA Tribal grants, visit the EPA's West Coast Collaborative's Projects site and search by "Funding Program."

To be notified of future funding opportunities and events, sign-up to receive EPA's West Coast Collaborative's email updates.


Announcing New Webpage for Tribal & Insular Areas

West Coast Collaborative has a new webpage for Tribal & Insular Areas! Visit the new Tribal & Insular Areas page now to learn more about FY2021 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) Tribal and Insular Areas Grant Program, EPA's Indian Environmental General Assistance Program (GAP), and EPA Region 9's Spring Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC). Continue to check in on the new page for future updates on funding opportunities and upcoming webinars for Tribal & Insular Areas.


Webinar: EPA Community-Port Collaboration Resources to Address Diesel Pollution

Join this webinar to learn about EPA resources to support collaboration between communities and ports to address diesel emissions. Available resources include tools, training materials, lessons learned from real-world experiences, and Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants funding for communities (available through May 7).

Webinar Details

Date: Friday, April 9, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PT

Registration is Closed

If you would like Spanish interpretation during the webinar, please contact talkaboutports@epa.gov by April 2.

Attend this Webinar to Learn More About

Near-port communities that bear the brunt of air pollution from diesel engines are often comprised of low-income populations and people of color. EPA's Environmental Justice and Ports Initiative programs have partnered to support effective and meaningful engagement between communities, the port industry, and other port stakeholders to improve air quality and health outcomes for disadvantaged communities.

Questions?

For questions about this webinar or EPA's Ports Initiative, please contact talkaboutports@epa.gov or Rob Schweinfurth at schweinfurth.rob@epa.gov.


2021 Environmental Justice Small Grants: Opportunity for Communities Living Near Port and Rail Facilities - CLOSED

EPA's Ports Initiative is pleased to share news that funding is available for approximately six Environmental Justice Small Grant (EJSG) projects that address clean air issues at coastal and inland ports or rail yards. A maximum of $50,000 is available for each one-year project. This funding opportunity is part of a larger EJSG Request for Applications (RFA). Applications must be submitted by May 7, 2021. The EJSG Program, established in 1994, awards grants to projects designed to develop strategies that address local environmental and public health issues, build consensus in the community, and set community priorities.

Applying organizations should have a direct connection to underserved communities impacted by environmental harms and risks. Community-driven projects include activities where community residents and/or representatives are integrally involved in the thinking behind and execution of those activities.

For more information, please visit: 2021 Environmental Justice Small Grants: Opportunity for Communities Living Near Port and Rail Facilities

2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Request for Applications - CLOSED

On January 14th, EPA announced its FY21 DERA National RFA. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $46 million in competitive grant funding under the DERA National Grants Program. The program is soliciting applications nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions and exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the EPA Administrator as poor air quality areas.

Application packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) no later than Tuesday, March 16, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (ET) to be considered for funding.

For more information, please visit EPA's DERA National Grants webpage.


Green Transportation Summit & Expo and West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting

The Green Transportation Summit & Expo and the US EPA West Coast Collaborative Partners Meeting has been postponed to August 16-18, 2021 at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center in Tacoma, WA. This Partners Meeting is in collaboration with the Green Transportation Summit and Expo and will take place in Tacoma, WA. You can find details (including complimentary registration using the promotional code "WCCPMA”) and future announcements about the program on the event website as well as on our Partner Meetings page.


2020 Tribal Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Request for Applications (RFA) - CLOSED

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications from eligible Tribal applicants until Thursday, July, 9, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) for projects that reduce diesel pollution and emissions exposure from existing engines and equipment. EPA anticipates $2 million will be awarded to Tribal applicants across the country.


2020 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) Request for Applications CLOSED

On December 9th, EPA announced its FY20 DERA National RFA. EPA anticipates awarding approximately $44 million in competitive grant funding under the DERA National Grants Program. The program is soliciting applications nationwide for projects that achieve significant reductions in diesel emissions and exposure, particularly from fleets operating in areas designated by the EPA Administrator as poor air quality areas.

Application packages must be submitted electronically to EPA through Grants.gov (www.grants.gov) no later than Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. (ET) to be considered for funding.

For more information, please visit EPA's Clean Diesel National Grants.


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