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Cooperative Agreements to USA Nonprofits, IHEs, Hospitals, and Agencies for Air Quality Research Around Landfills

Understanding and Control of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Air Emissions

GrantWatch ID# 206213
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement - Office of Research and Development (ORD) - Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program
CFDA Number: 66.509
Funding or PIN Number: EPA-G2023-STAR-B1, EPA-G2023-STAR-B2

Geographic Focus
USA: AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew York CityNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashington, DCWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyoming

Important Dates
Conference Date: 11/15/22
Deadline: 12/21/22 11:59 PM ET

Grant Description
Cooperative agreements to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, IHEs, hospitals, agencies, and tribes for research regarding air pollution and safety measures relating to landfills. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD), as part of the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program and in collaboration with the Air, Climate, and Energy (ACE) research program, is seeking applications proposing research on municipal solid waste landfill air emissions. Specifically, this request for applications (RFA) is soliciting research that addresses the following research priorities:

  • How can cost effective stationary, mobile, aerial, and remote sensing technologies be combined to more easily and accurately quantify landfill methane emissions, hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and other air pollutant emissions from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills?
  • How can cost effective stationary, mobile, aerial, and remote sensing measurements be used to increase ease of use and evaluate mitigation strategies and technologies to identify best landfill management practices?

In addition to regular awards, this solicitation includes the opportunity for early career awards. The purpose of the early career award is to fund research projects smaller in scope and budget by early career PIs.

Specific research areas of interest:


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations, public and private institutions of higher education (IHEs), and hospitals located in the U.S. and its territories or possessions; state and local governments; Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; and U.S. territories or possessions are eligible to apply.

The early career awards will support research performed by PIs with outstanding promise at the Assistant Professor or equivalent level.

Profit-making firms and individuals are not eligible to apply.

Foreign governments, international organizations, and non-governmental international organizations/institutions are not eligible to apply.

Further eligibility requirements:

Pre-Proposal Conference
An informational webinar on the new research funding opportunity, Understanding and Control of Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Air Emissions, will be held.

Webinar attendees will hear an overview of this research grant funding opportunity and have a chance to ask questions. A copy of the webinar slides will be posted on the funding opportunity's webpage.

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET


Pre-Application Information
Solicitation Opening Date: October 19, 2022
Solicitation Closing Date: December 21, 2022: 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time

Organizations applying to this funding opportunity must have an active registration. Once your account is active, you must register in Please note that this process can take a month or more for new registrants. Applicants must ensure that all registration requirements are met in order to apply for this opportunity through and should ensure that all such requirements have been met well in advance of the application submission deadline.

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For a list of relevant application documents, go to the Package tab (press Preview) on the link above.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
The EPA anticipates funding approximately 4 (2 regular and 2 early career) awards under this RFA.

Estimated Size of Grant
Requests for amounts in excess of a total of $1,000,000 per regular award and in excess of a total of $600,000 per early career award, including direct and indirect costs, will not be considered.

Term of Contract
The total project period requested in an application submitted for this RFA may not exceed three years.

Contact Information
Technical Contact: Flora Barrow; phone: 202-564- 0478; email:

Eligibility Contact: Ron Josephson; phone: 202-564-7823; email:

Electronic Submissions Contact:

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