GARY, Ind. (AP) — The federal Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $65,000 to help Gary expand its use of green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and while increasing economic activity and neighborhood revitalization.
Green infrastructure tools and techniques include green roofs, permeable materials and alternative designs for streets and buildings. The EPA says the funding announcement Friday is in support of President Barack Obama's Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution and address the impacts of climate change.
Funding will help develop strategies to meet water quality goals. The EPA assistance may also help develop a green infrastructure jobs training program in Gary.
In the last two years, EPA has provided $1.35 million to more than 20 communities for green infrastructure.
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