AIR QUALITY INFORMATION: MAKING SENSE OF AIR POLLUTION DATA TO INFORM DECISIONS IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES OVERBURDENED BY AIR POLLUTION EXPOSURES

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
April 8th, 2024
Close Date
June 26th, 2024
Total Funding
$10,000,000.00
Award Ceiling
$1,250,000.00
Award Floor
$0.00
Expected No. Awards
8
Opportunity No.
EPA-G2024-STAR-D1

Agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Environment

Funding Instrument

Grant

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering a grant opportunity titled "AIR QUALITY INFORMATION: MAKING SENSE OF AIR POLLUTION DATA TO INFORM DECISIONS IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES OVERBURDENED BY AIR POLLUTION EXPOSURES". This grant aims to support community-engaged research in underserved communities to advance the use of air pollution data and communication of air quality information. The funding opportunity seeks research projects that involve substantial engagement with communities, community-based organizations, and/or Tribes to address two priorities: methods and tools for data integration and analysis to characterize community exposures to air pollution in underserved communities, and effective communication of air quality information to communities and decision makers to support actions addressing air pollution concerns. The grant does not require cost sharing or matching. The total program funding is estimated to be $10,000,000, with an award ceiling of $1,250,000. The EPA expects to make 8 awards. Eligibility information can be found in Section III of the funding opportunity announcement. The closing date for applications is June 26, 2024. For more information, please refer to the funding opportunity announcement.

Description

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development (ORD), as part of the Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program and in collaboration with the Air, Climate, and Energy (ACE) research program, is seeking applications proposing community-engaged research in underserved communities to advance the use of air pollution data and communication of air quality information for empowering local decisions and actions that address community-identified air pollution concerns. Specifically, this funding opportunity is soliciting research projects that involve substantial engagement with communities, community-based organizations, and/or Tribes to address both of the following priorities: methods and tools for data integration and analysis to characterize community exposures to air pollution in underserved communities effective communication of air quality information to communities and decision makers to support actions to address air pollution concerns in underserved communities This research solicitation supports the Administration’s priorities to address environmental justice (EJ), such as described in the following Executive Orders: Executive Order 13985: Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government Executive Order 14008: Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad Executive Order 14091: Further Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government Executive Order 14096: Revitalizing Our Nation's Commitment to Environmental Justice for All

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Title
Type
Grant