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Financial Assistance for P2 Exports to Asia



* Know of a U.S. company with state-of-the art capabilities (e.g.,
equipment, products or services) in the pollution prevention/cleaner
production sector?

* Are they ready to establish or expand partnerships and business relations
in the ASIA PACIFIC REGION?

* Want to help accelerate the use of  "Front-End" and "Prevention-Based"
technologies in the rapidly industrializing countries of Asia?

* Could a small, matching grant support these partnership and business
ventures?

* Read on.....

For More Information, contact Julie Pike at the National Association of
State Development Agencies (NASDA):

phone>      202-898-1302
fax>            202-898-1312
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Please note that the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) is
interested in working with private companies that offer Pollution
Prevention/Cleaner Technologies equipment, products and services. We'd like
to emphasize Prevention as the preferred environmental protection strategy.
 NPPR is aware of numerous opportunities in 1997-98 in Asia to showcase
proven, practical pollution prevention technologies and strategies. Contact
Kevin McDonald, NPPR International Coordinator at 
<kmcdonald@compuserve.com>, or telephone 202-466-7272.

WHAT IS THE ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY FUND

NASDA administers The Environmental Technology Fund.  The Environmental
Technology Fund provides grants to U.S. companies for the purpose of
facilitating the transfer of environmentally responsible and
energy-efficient technologies to the Asia/Pacific region.  The objective is
to improve the quality of life and environment for Asians and Pacific
Islanders while stimulating demand for U.S. technologies.  Established in
1992, the Technology Fund is an initiative of the United States-Asia
Environmental Partnership (US-AEP) and the National Association of State
Development Agencies (NASDA).

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE A GRANT?

U.S. multipliers and their small- and medium-sized businesses that need
resources to assist in demand creation in selected countries may be
eligible to receive technology fund grants up to a maximum of $20,000. 
Grants match from 20 to 50 percent of total project costs and may be used
to fund projects in 34 Asian and Pacific Island nations and territories.

HOW CAN COMPANIES APPLY FOR A GRANT?

The first step of the application process is submitting a short concept
paper that outlines the proposed project implementation activities.
Potential applicants can contact NASDA directly to request an informational
brochure detailing the program and the application procedure.

WHAT ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVITIES ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A GRANT?

* Engineering/technology workshops or seminars
* Focused business development missions
* Technology/equipment demonstrations

WHAT EXPENSES DOES A GRANT COVER?

* Shipment of equipment
* Coach airfare for one participant (up to $5,000)
* Copying, printing, and translation of company promotional materials
* Appropriate adaptation of technology to suit Asian localities
* Meeting room and equipment travel
* Interpreter services

FOR A BROCHURE AND MORE INFORMATION CALL NASDA, 202-898-1302.