United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)
03/25/22 11:59 PM ET
Cooperative agreements to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and tribes to evaluate air quality in local communities. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. The purpose of the program is to reduce health outcome disparities as a result of pollution and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Pursuant to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP), this notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities to conduct ambient air monitoring of pollutants of greatest concern in communities with environmental and health outcome disparities stemming from pollution and the COVID-19 pandemic. EPA will award funds to support community and local efforts to monitor their own air quality and to promote air quality monitoring partnerships between communities and tribal, state, and local governments.
EPA is soliciting applications from eligible entities, as described in Section III.A., for projects designed to monitor air pollutants of greatest concern in communities with disproportionate and adverse health outcomes. EPA’s objective in issuing these awards is to enable communities to monitor their own air quality and to promote monitoring partnerships between communities and tribal, state, and/or local governments that:
Applications should include detailed, well thought-out projects for enhancing air quality monitoring, including but not limited to: building capacity and knowledge of local-scale, real-time air quality; measuring levels of certain air pollutants; collecting data in situations where there is persistent and complex air pollution (e.g., wildfires); or advancing air monitoring system resiliency.
For further information, see Page 5 of the RFP document in Supporting Documents, below.
GrantWatch ID#: 200345
EPA anticipates awarding approximately 20-30 assistance agreements ranging in value from $25,000 to $100,000 (i.e., “Small Grants”) and 30-40 assistance agreements ranging in value from $100,001-$500,000 (i.e., “Large Grants”).
The estimated project period for awards resulting from this solicitation is expected to begin by July 2022. Proposed project periods may be up to three years from the project start date. Because this is one-time funding, projects must be completed within three years and/or address how equipment will be maintained and operated beyond this timeframe without the expectation of additional resources. EPA will only consider extending project periods due to extraordinary circumstances that an applicant could not foresee when the application was submitted.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit letters of intent to apply to AirMonitoring@epa.gov.
Please email the email address listed above by January 5, 2022, if you are a person with a disability needing other reasonable accommodations in order to meaningfully participate in the meeting, or a person with limited English proficiency needing language assistance services.
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