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Grant Awards Process Webinar - 10/3/17
posted by: Jami Thompson

 In two weeks OGD will be hosting another Grants Award Process Webinar for EPA applicants and recipients. This is a high level webinar that covers topics related to finding and applying for grants, as well as the basics of managing an award.  It will be very similar to previous webinars. Please pass this info along to anyone you think might be interested.

 Link to Webinar Info: http://www.epa.gov/grants/epa-grants-award-process-webinars

Date: Tuesday October 10, 2017

Time: 2-3pm ET

No registration is necessary.


Lisa White, Acting Chief

Grants and Audit Management Branch (3PM70)

US Environmental Protection Agency

1650 Arch Street

Philadelphia, PA  19103-2029

215-814-2391 (office)


House Passes Bipartisan - 10/3/17
posted by: Jami Thompson


 House Passes Bipartisan “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act” to Aid Mine Cleanup Efforts

Parish Braden, Molly Block, Katie Schoettler (202) 226-9019


Washington, D.C. –  Today, the House passed H.R. 2937, the “Community Reclamation Partnerships Act.” Introduced by Rep. Darin LaHood (R-IL), the bill authorizes partnerships between states and non-governmental entities for the purpose of expanding abandoned mine reclamation projects. The bill addresses impediments potential “Community Reclaimers” face in the reclamation process by allowing states to assume liability on their behalf, shielding them from any undue responsibilities under the law.


While mining is an important part of Illinois’ economy, abandoned mines continue to present safety dangers and missed opportunities for new development. I am excited to have our bill pass out of the House, and will continue working with my Senate colleagues to ensure that third-party groups are protected from frivolous lawsuits when helping to clean up and re-purpose these abandoned mines,” Rep. LaHood said.


Mr. LaHood’s bill is smart policy. We should welcome the assistance offered by willing and capable stakeholders instead of creating barriers. This bill will greatly improve the ability of state and non-government organizations to take a leading role in AML projects in their communities and leverage limited AML Fund resources to restore more sites,” Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources Chairman Paul Gosar (R-AZ) stated.


Click here to learn more about the bill.





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