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EPA Region 6 Announces Healthy Indoor Environments Funding Opportunity

Release Date: 04/24/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – April 24, 2008) The Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 6 office is accepting applications for eligible entities to conduct projects in the following areas:

    - Education of asthmatics and their parents and/or primary care givers concerning environmental triggers through home, daycare, community and school interventions,
    - Training of healthcare professionals, community workers, and other trained individuals on environmental management of asthma so they can counsel people with asthma,
    - Educating parents and care givers on children’s exposure to environmental tobacco smoke through home, daycare, and community interventions, and
    - Outreach and training projects that result in effective indoor air quality (IAQ) management practices in schools
EPA Region 6 will award up to five project grants in fiscal year 2008 of between $5,000 and $50,000 each with a total of approximately $150,000 available for all awards. Eligible applicants include states, local governments, territories, Indian Tribes, and the possessions of the U.S., including the District of Columbia, international organizations, public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, and other public or private nonprofit institutions. Proposals must be intended to serve state, local, or tribal communities in the EPA Regions 6 states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma or Texas.

The closing date for applications is May 30, 2008, 11:00 p.m. CDT.

Eligible entities may submit applications by mail to:

Mr. Stacy Murphy (6PD-T)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1445 Ross Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75202-2733

or apply electronically through www.grants.gov

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/audio.htm#audio042408_healthyindoors
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