RFP - Queens Clean Air Project Request for Proposals May...

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Queens Clean Air Project Request for Proposals May 2004 A collaborative of: Natural Resources Defense Council New York Power Authority New York Public Interest Research Group New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Northeast States Center for a Clean Air Future/ Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCCAF/NESCAUM) Queens Borough President’s Office 1
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CLEAN AIR COMMUNITIES Queens Clean Air Project Request for Proposals Materials Section I. Overview Section II. Steering Committee Section III. Responding to the RFP Section IV. RFP Submission Form Section V. Additional Information Section VI. Evaluation Criteria for Funding Section VII. Health Impacts of Air Pollutants Fact Sheet Section VIII. Example RFP Submission 2
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CLEAN AIR COMMUNITIES Queens Clean Air Project Request for Proposals Section I. Overview Clean Air Communities (CAC) is a non-profit enterprise designed to reduce air pollution and advance the goals of environmental justice in urban communities. CAC is intended to serve as a national model for using market-based mechanisms to inspire and implement community-based clean air initiatives. This CAC initiative will support implementation of pollution control strategies in low-income communities and/or communities in northwest Queens that are disproportionately affected by air pollution. The primary objectives of CAC include: implementing strategies that achieve near-term reductions in air pollution; designing market-based initiatives to reduce pollution consistent with environmental justice principles; advancing long-term, sustainable models for funding clean air projects; and building a coalition of diverse partners with a mutual interest in reducing urban air pollution. Through this RFP process, CAC will administer up to $2.0 million, donated by the New York Power Authority (NYPA), to implement clean air strategies for selected community-based projects in New York City. CAC anticipates supplemental funding by additional corporate and philanthropic donors. In addition, once quantifiable pollution reductions have been achieved, project partners will collectively decide whether to explore emission reduction credit marketing as additional funding. CAC’s objectives for this project are overseen by a six-person steering committee, composed of representatives of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), NYPA, New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), Northeast States Center for a Clean Air Future (NESCCAF) 1 , and the Queens Borough President’s Office. Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) provides program administration, technical, and outreach staff support for CAC. CAC seeks to help build coalitions and improve communication among air quality
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