August 20, 2020

EPA Funding Available for Reducing Exposures to Indoor Air Contaminants

EPA is soliciting applications for funding of projects intended to reduce exposure to indoor air contaminants by advancing national policy and systems-level initiatives. The total estimated funding available is $800,000 annually for up to three years. EPA expects to award up to five projects with individual awards ranging from $75,000 to $200,000 annually. Applications are due September 15, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Applications should address one or more priority areas of EPA’s Indoor Air Program, which include radon, indoor environmental asthma triggers, and comprehensive indoor air risk reduction. EPA estimates that radon is responsible for 21,000 deaths per year in the U.S. Asthma affects more than 24 million Americans. Comprehensive indoor contaminants include radon, environmental asthma triggers such as second smoke and mold, particulate matter, combustion products, and volatile organic compounds.

Organizations eligible for funding include states, local governments, territories, and Indian tribes, as well as international organizations, public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, and other public or private nonprofit institutions.

More information, including instructions for submitting applications, is available from EPA’s request for applications (PDF). The agency has also published an FAQ document (PDF) on the application process.