The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is offering $3.7 million in grant funds to replace heavy duty diesel trucks and transit buses (class 4-8) in Minnesota. The grants are aimed at dramatically reducing nitrogen oxide (NOx) pollution. The grant can cover up to 25% or $40,000 (whichever is less) per replacement. The deadline to apply is July 9.
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it will begin accepting applications for its broadband funding pilot program, ReConnect, on April 23. Eligible applicants for the mix of grants and loans include cities, internet service providers, and rural electric co-ops. Funded projects will be prioritized in areas with populations of less than 20,000 and where current broadband connections are below 10 Mbps download/1 Mbps upload. The funded broadband projects must be able to reach at least 25/3 Mbps, the current FCC standard. The deadlines are May 21 for grants, June 21 for loan and grant combinations, and July 12 for loans.
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The Safety Grant Program awards funds up to $10,000 to qualifying employers for projects designed to reduce the risk of injury and illness to their workers. Applications are accepted continuously and reviewed every two months.
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