Subject: Community Health, Environment, Child/Youth Welfare, Community Development
Deadline: May 28, 2019
“The Healthy Communities Grant Program is the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 1’s (EPA New England) main competitive grant program to work directly with communities to support EPA’s “Back-to-Basics” agenda to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life. The Healthy Communities Grant Program will achieve these goals through identifying and funding projects that:
- Target resources to benefit communities at risk [areas needing to create community resilience, environmental justice areas of potential concern, sensitive populations (e.g., children, elderly, tribes, urban and rural residents, and others at increased risk)].
- Assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risks.
- Increase collaboration through partnerships and community-based projects.
- Build institutional and community capacity to understand and solve environmental and human health problems.
- Advance emergency preparedness and ecosystem resilience.
- Achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits.
Funder: Environmental Protection Agency
Eligibility: “State and local governments, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, quasi-public nonprofit institutions/organizations, federally recognized tribal governments, K-12 schools or school districts; and non-profit organizations. Funding will be considered for a college or university to support a project with substantial community and/or tribal involvement. Applicants need not be physically located within the boundaries of EPA New England to be eligible to apply for funding, but all proposed projects must affect and benefit one or more Target Investment Area within the EPA New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and/or Vermont. Private businesses, federal agencies, and individuals are not eligible to be grant recipients. However, they are encouraged to work in partnership with eligible applicants on projects.”
Amount: Up to $25,000