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On May 27, 2015, EPA and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule to clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation's water resources. The rule ensures that waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined and predictably determined, making permitting less costly, easier, and faster for businesses and industry. Read the fact sheet for local government here.


The Local Government Environmental Assistance Network (LGEAN) is a "first-stop shop" providing environmental management, planning, funding, and regulatory information for local government elected and appointed officials, managers and staff. LGEAN enables local officials to interact with their peers and others online. In an effort to reach all local governments, LGEAN also manages a toll-free telephone service 877-865-4326. More ...

Recent Funding Opportunities

05/06/15 Clean Diesel Grants for Communities Across the Country/Local governments (up to $2.14 million) [more]

05/06/15 Farmers' Market SNAP Support Grants [more]

04/27/15 Community Health Projects Related to Contamination at Brownfield/Land Reuse Sites [more]

04/27/15 Resilience Grant Opportunity [more]

04/22/15 Grants Available for Pollution Prevention Projects [more]

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05/28/15 EPA Announces $54.3 Million to Assess and Clean Up Contaminated Sites, Revitalize Communities, Leverage Jobs and Promote Economic Redevelopment Nationwide [more]

05/27/15 EPA's Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center releases Community-Based Public-Private Partnership Guide for Local Governments [more]

05/07/15 Waste Management Awards $300,000 for 2015 Think Green Grants Program [more]

05/05/15 Woodford County Schools in Kentucky Named Among Top Finishers in EPA's National Energy Star Battle of the Buildings Competition [more]

05/04/15 EPA Recognizes Efforts of More Than 400 Federal Facilities for Green Leadership: Reducing Pollution, Conserving Energy and Saving Money [more]

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Upcoming Events

May 28, 2015 Closing the Gap: EPA Region 3 Public-Private Partnership Program (Web-based)

May 28, 2015 EJSCREEN, EPAs New Environmental Justice Screening Tool (Webinar)

May 29, 2015 Sustainable Transportation Fuels  Anchoring Themes (Webinar)

May 31, 2015 Community Transportation Expo, May 31-June 5 (Tampa, Florida)

Jun 03, 2015 EJSCREEN, EPAs New environmental justice screening tool (Webinar)

Jun 03, 2015 Achievements in Sustainability: A Look at Local Environmental Health Program Success (Webinar)

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