The Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) has announced the competitive funding for projects and programs relating to air quality, transportation, climate change, indoor air and other related topics.
The goal of EPA’s Indoor Air Quality Program is to reduce the environmental health risks posed by contaminants in indoor environments. This is achieved by understanding the science of both environmental health risks and effective prevention and control methods. This knowledge then is used to promote appropriate, evidence-based environmental risk reduction activities through voluntary actions by the general public and key stakeholders to improve IAQ.
Expected outputs from the project(s) to be funded under this announcement may include, but are not limited to:
- Number of radon testers and/or mitigators certified by states;
- Number of radon professionals trained;
- Number of individuals educated through delivery of technical information;
- Number of technical assistance events conducted;
- Number of health professionals trained;
- Number of school-based professionals trained;
- Number of indoor air issues/topics in a searchable policy database;
- Number of standards of practice produced.
Expected Short-term and Intermediate outcomes from the projects to be funded under this announcement include, but are not limited to:
- Increase in homes and/or schools tested for radon;
- Increase in homes mitigated for radon;
- Increase in homes built with radon reducing features;
- Increase in States and/or municipalities adopting radon-reducing building code language;
- Increase in State Medicaid programs supporting in-home asthma interventions;
- Increase the schools or school districts implementing IAQ Tools for Schools guidance;
- Increase in privately-owned, multi-family buildings with smoke-free policies;
- Increase in access to IAQ guidance following a disaster
- The total estimated funding expected to be available for awards under this competitive opportunity is approximately $800,000 per year for up to three years.
- Award amounts are expected to range from $75,000 to $200,000, annually.
- Applications will be accepted from states, local governments, territories, Indian tribes, and possessions of the U.S., including the District of Columbia, international organizations, public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, and other public or private non-profit institutions.
- For-profit organizations are not an eligible entity for this funding opportunity.