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Research to Develop Food Waste Reduction Strategies

Research to Reduce Consumer Food Waste in the United States

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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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

Conf. Date:

01/06/22

Deadline Date:

02/09/22 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit institutions and organizations, local and state governments, hospitals, and institutions of higher education for research projects to develop innovative strategies to reduce food waste in household settings. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing cutting-edge transdisciplinary research (integrating diverse disciplines such as behavioral science, psychology, economics, public health, and sociology) to develop, apply, and test innovative and creative community-engaged approaches/methods to reduce household food waste through prevention (i.e., not redistribution) in the United States (U.S.) in real world settings. Prevention of household food waste means that the amount of food available for consumption in a household that is not ultimately eaten by the household is reduced. Applicants should propose a community-engaged research project that addresses at least one of the following three pathways to reduce household food waste through prevention:

  1. Changing the U.S. food environment to discourage waste by consumers.
  2. Strengthening consumers’ motivation, opportunity, and ability to reduce food waste. 
  3. Leveraging and applying research findings and technology to support consumers in food waste reduction

For Specific Research Areas of Interest/Expected Outputs and Outcomes, see: https://www.epa.gov/system/files/documents/2021-12/shc-food-waste-rfa_final-dec.pdf#page=9

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 200451

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$1,500,000

Number of Grants:

Estimated Number of Awards: Approximately two awards

Estimated Size of Grant:

Potential Funding per Award: Up to a total of $750,000 per award, including direct and indirect costs

Term of Contract:

A maximum duration of three years

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations, public and private institutions of higher education, 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.

Consistent with the definition of Nonprofit organization at 2 CFR § 200.1, the term nonprofit organization means any corporation, trust, association, cooperative, or other organization that is operated mainly for scientific, educational, service, charitable, or similar purpose in the public interest and is not organized primarily for profit; and uses net proceeds to maintain, improve, or expand the operation of the organization. The term includes tax-exempt nonprofit neighborhood and labor organizations. Note that 2 CFR 200.1 specifically excludes Institutions of Higher Education from the definition of non-profit organization because they are separately defined in the regulation. While not considered to be a nonprofit organization(s) as defined by 2 CFR 200.1, public or nonprofit Institutions of Higher Education are, nevertheless, eligible to submit applications under this RFA. Hospitals operated by state, tribal, or local governments or that meet the definition of nonprofit at 2 CFR 200.1 are also eligible to apply as nonprofits or as instrumentalities of the unit of government depending on the applicable law. For-profit colleges, universities, trade schools, and hospitals are ineligible.

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

Pre-proposal Conference:

Research to Reduce Consumer Food Waste in the United States Informational Webinar

Date and Time
Thursday, January 6, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Register: https://food_waste_info_webinar.eventbrite.com

Registration Deadline: January 6, 2022 2:00 pm EST

For more information, see: https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/research-reduce-consumer-food-waste-united-states-informational-webinar

Pre-Application Information:

Solicitation Opening Date: December 10, 2021
Solicitation Closing Date: February 9, 2022: 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time

If your organization is not currently registered with Grants.gov, you need to allow approximately one month to complete the registration process. Please note that the registration process also requires that your organization have a DUNS number and a current registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) and the process of obtaining both could take a month or more. Applicants must ensure that all registration requirements are met in order to apply for this opportunity through Grants.gov and should ensure that all such requirements have been met well in advance of the submission deadline.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336912

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Agency Contacts:
Technical Contact: Intaek Hahn: phone: 202-564-4377; email: hahn.intaek@epa.gov
Eligibility Contact: Ron Josephson; phone: 202-564-7823; email: josephson.ron@epa.gov
Electronic Submissions Contact: Debra M. Jones; phone: 202-564-7839; email:
jones.debram@epa.gov

CFDA Number:

66.509

Funding or Pin Number:

EPA-G2022-STAR-E1

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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