The Pollution Prevention (P2) Grants Program supports state and tribal technical assistance, education, and research programs that help businesses and industries identify better environmental strategies and solutions for complying with federal and state environmental regulations. Eligible applicants include states, U.S. territories, and qualified state agencies, and colleges and universities. Local governments, private universities, private nonprofit organizations, private businesses, and individuals are not eligible for funding. Matching funds will be awarded and managed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s regional P2 program offices. Grant amounts awarded are dependent on Congressional appropriations for this program. For more information, see the P2 Program website. (Reference 42 U.S. Code 13104).
State and federal governments enact laws and provide incentives to help build and maintain a market for ethanol fuel and vehicles. The use of ethanol is required by the federal Renewable Fuel Standard.
There are a variety of vehicle technologies and materials that can be employed to improve fuel economy. Vehicle technologies include Hybrids, low-weight materials, low rolling resistance tires, fuel-tracking devices, and synthetic oils. Policies focused on advancing improvements in vehicle fuel economy include approaches such as Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, rebates, carbon taxes, investments in research and development.
As its primary focus in the alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) project, EPA Region 9 chose to explore the problems resulting from vehicular traffic in and out of airports. To reduce this pollution, EPA promoted the use of AFVs to targeted airport audiences, and began groundwork for developing a college degree program that focuses on AFVs.