The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing $2.5 billion to help states combat the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, a senior administration official said Friday.
The funding will go toward new materials that can be recycled or recycled in a sustainable way.
The new funding would help states develop new materials and reduce CO2 emissions.
President Donald Trump has pledged to reduce CO₂ emissions.
A top administration official also said Friday that the administration is exploring a plan to help fund the cleanup of toxic insulation materials that are being used to insulate buildings in the wake of coronaviruses coronaviral and respiratory infections.
The agency said the funds would go toward research and development and new materials.
The plan also will support the establishment of a National Infrastructure Protection Fund to fund the construction of new air quality standards.
The Trump administration is also considering funding for an environmental cleanup program to protect communities and their environment, the official said.