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Health department wants to give grants to groups working to prevent air pollution

September 7, 2018
Health department wants to give grants to groups working to prevent air pollution

The sun rises over the Monongahela Valley as smoke slowly rises from U.S. Steel’s Edgar Thompson Works in Braddock on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013.

The Allegheny County Health Department is accepting proposals from groups for money from the Clean Air Fund.

Organizations can request funding for air pollution prevention projects costing between $10,000 and $75,000, according to a department news release.

The department will accept proposals electronically until 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12, the release said. The contract would last two years with a one-year renewal option.

The department has previously awarded the funding to groups that retrofitted diesel engines, installed solar panels and tree planting programs, the release said.

The department is also accepting proposals from groups to support air pollution education through Aug. 29.

To register for an application package for either program, visit this web page.

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