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Healthy Communities Grant Program (New England States)

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    Funder Type

    Federal Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


    The Healthy Communities Grant Program is EPA New England's 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 this 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.

    In FY2018, the EPA will target projects int he following program areas:

    • Clean, Green and Healthy Schools
    • Community and Water Infrastructure Resilience
    • Healthy Indoor Environments
    • Healthy Outdoor Environments

    Projects must: (1) Be located in and/or directly benefit one or more of the Target Investment Areas within Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and/or tribal lands in New England and (2) Identify how the proposed project will achieve measurable environmental and public health results in one or more of the Target Program Areas. 


    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Funds for all awarded projects must support research, investigations, experiments, training, demonstrations, surveys and/or studies related to restoring or revitalizing the environment; provide education, outreach, and training; or organize/conduct community planning activities in the Target Program Areas defined above.


    Sandra Brownell

    Sandra Brownell
    EPA New England
    USEPA William Jefferson Clinton Building 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W.
    Washington, DC 20004
    (617) 918-1797
    (617) 918-0797

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants include State and Local governments, public nonprofit institutions/organizations, private nonprofit institutions/organizations, quasi-public nonprofit institutions/organizations, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, K-12 schools or school districts; and non-profit organizations.

    NOTE: Applicant organizations 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 Areas within the EPA New England States of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and/or Vermont.

    Deadline Details

    Applications were to be submitted by May 1, 2018. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Up to $250,000 is available in total funding for 10 awards. Individual projects may be up to $25,000 each. Cost sharing/matching of 5% is required. Project periods may extend up to 24-months, starting on October 1, 2018.


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