Deadline: May 2, 2011
The Healthy Communities Grant Program is EPA New England’s main competitive grant program to work directly with communities to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life. The Healthy Communities Grant Program will achieve this through identifying and funding projects that:
* Target resources to benefit communities at risk [environmental justice areas of potential concern, urban areas and sensitive populations (e.g. children, elderly, tribes, and others at increased risk)].
* Assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risks.
* Increase collaboration through community-based projects.
* Build institutional and community capacity to understand and solve environmental and human health problems.
* Achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits.
In order to qualify as eligible projects under the Healthy Communities Grant Program, proposed projects must meet several criteria including: (1) Be located in and/or directly benefit one or more of the four Target Investment Areas; and (2) Identify how the proposed project will achieve measurable environmental and/or public health results in one or more of the six Target Program Areas. Please see Section III for further information on eligibility requirements.
Target Investment Areas: Environmental Justice Areas of Potential Concern, Sensitive Populations, Narragansett Bay Watershed (RI & MA), and/or Urban Areas
Target Program Areas: Asthma, Capacity-Building on Environmental and Public Health Issues, Healthy Indoor/Outdoor Environments, Healthy Schools, Narragansett Bay Watershed-Based Water Quality Management, and/or Urban Natural Resources
The Healthy Communities Grant Program anticipates awarding approximately 10-20 cooperative agreements in 2011. Proposals may be submitted for amounts up to $35,000 for projects with a New England-wide focus.
EPA Healthy Communities Grant Program New England 2011