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EPA Region 6 Announces Healthy Indoor Environments Funding Opportunity


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.


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