Research to Reduce Consumer Food Waste in the United States Request for Applications (RFA)
Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-G2022-STAR-E1
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 66.509
Solicitation Opening Date: December 10, 2021 Solicitation Closing Date: February 9, 2022: 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time
Date and time
Thu, January 6, 2022 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
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Background: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research to develop, apply, and test innovative and creative community-engaged approaches to reduce household food waste in the United States.
Food waste is a major global environmental, social, and economic challenge. When food is wasted, all the resources used to produce the food – water, energy, fertilizers – and the resources used to transport it from farms to our tables, are wasted as well. Reducing food waste could significantly contribute to the prevention and reduction of air, water, and land pollution and help combat climate change.
Applicants should propose a research project that addresses at least one of the following research areas on how to reduce household food waste:
Research Area 1: Changing the U.S. food environment to discourage waste by consumers.
Research Area 2: Strengthening consumers’ motivation, opportunity, and ability to reduce food waste.
Research Area 3: Leveraging and applying research findings and technology to support consumers in food waste reduction.
Projects submitted under this request for applications (RFA) should build upon existing research where available and include partnerships with state, local, community, or private sector entities where possible. Research should examine how the food waste reduction strategies or methods could be implemented effectively on community and larger scales.
For information on eligibility, project specifications, or how to apply, visit: Research to Reduce Consumer Food Waste in the United States Request for Applications (RFA)
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