Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE)
Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) is a competitive grant program that offers an innovative way for a community to organize and take action to reduce toxic pollution in its local environment. CARE grants help grantees form partnerships, identify and understand varied sources of risk from toxic pollutants, and then prioritize and work to reduce risks through collaborative action.
CARE grant proposals due March 22, 2011
We are planning to award approximately $2 million in grants, with Level I awards ranging from $75,000 - $100,000 and Level II awards ranging from $150,000 - $300,000. For more information please visit the National Cooperative Agreements page.
CARE Grant Basics
EPA will conduct three Webcasts to answer questions from prospective applicants about the application process on February 8 and 23, and March 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Registration information is available at www.clu-in.org.
Local, public non-profit institution/organizations, federally-recognized Indian tribal government, Native American organizations, private non-profit institution/organization, quasi-public nonprofit institution/organization both interstate and intrastate, local government, colleges, and universities could be eligible to apply for CARE funds. State governments or their agencies are not eligible to apply. EPA hopes the CARE partnerships will work with State agencies as partners to support CARE projects and communities, where appropriate.
CARE is a unique community-based, community-driven, multimedia demonstration program designed to help communities understand and reduce risks due to toxic pollutants and environmental concerns from all sources. The CARE grant program works with the eligible entities to help their communities form collaborative partnerships, develop an understanding of the many local sources of risk from toxic pollutants and environmental concerns, set priorities, and identify and carry out projects to reduce risks through collaborative action at the local level. The objective of the CARE grant program is to work collaboratively within the community to investigate the effectiveness of the CARE process--whether this cross-Agency, multi-media program provides greater environmental benefits than either non-collaborative or single media approaches.
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