“Cleaner Air through Diesel Emission Reductions” Grant

South Shore Clean Cities and the Citizens Oversight Committee Announce “Cleaner Air through Diesel
Emission Reductions” (CADER) Grant Opportunities for Rockport and Spencer County, IN. 

Rockport, Ind. - South Shore Clean Cities Inc. (SSCC) a nonprofit organization sponsored through a U.S. Department of Energy program announces an upcoming competitive grant award program aimed at improving air quality in the Rockport/Spencer County area in Indiana.   The Rockport Spencer County- Cleaner Air Through Diesel Emission Reductions (RSC-CADER) grant program seeks to award funds totaling $440,000 to support qualified projects submitted by Spencer County municipalities, schools, not-for-profit hospitals and other public focused organizations. 

South Shore Clean Cities will administer this Cleaner Air through Diesel Emission Reductions grant program utilizing a two-phase approach to maximize the quality of proposal submissions and the resulting air quality benefits.

The May 18th meeting will set the stage for subsequent engagement between RSC-CADER program staff and potential applicants to help identify projects that will yield significant diesel emission reductions and maximize associated health benefits. 

Phase II will begin in early June 2015 with the release of the Request for Proposal (RFP). Award announcements are anticipated by early fall 2015. Flexibility and guidance have been built into the CADER grant program to help potential recipients identify the most efficient and effective means to reduce diesel vehicle emissions in their organizations. This grant program is the result of a settlement agreement between American Electric Power and a Citizens Oversight Committee that includes, the Citizens Action Coalition, Hoosier Environmental Council, Indiana Wildlife Federation, the Sierra Club and Environmental Law & Policy Center.

All parties agree that by working together toward a common goal much more can be accomplished toward decreasing diesel emissions resulting in cleaner, healthier air in our communities.

Primary contact and program source:
Deb Backhus, Ph.D., Sr. Environmental Scientist/Engineer, South Shore Clean Cities, (219) 644-3693, dbackhus@southshorecleancities.org
Communications Contact: Paul Medcalf, Sustainable Business Ventures (SBV) Board Member; 812-459-4584, getpaul@live.com

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