Federal government announces grant to support environmental health in underserved schools – Conduit Street
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new round of grants to states, local governments, nonprofits, and others to support the environmental health of children in schools and communities. child care centers in underserved communities.
the Healthy Learning Environments Grant for Children in Low Income and / or Minority Communities supports projects that advance the environmental well-being of children through education, training, tools and capacity building.
According to a Press release:
EPA plans to award ten grants of $ 200,000 each for a funding period of up to two years. This initiative is funded by an endowment to the EPA under the American Rescue Plan (ARP). In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress has allocated this funding to grants, contracts and other agency activities that identify and address disproportionate damage and risk to the environment or public health in communities. low-income or minority communities through a range of local initiatives.
Grant applications should reflect holistic approaches to reducing environmental exposures in schools and daycares through capacity building, training and technical assistance. Proposals should also demonstrate broad reach and collaborative problem solving with the appropriate partners. Projects should take place in schools and / or daycares located in minority or low-income communities and / or primarily serving minority or low-income student populations – e.g. Head Start and Early Head Start programs, schools of Title I, or tribal schools.
Applications must be submitted before September 10, 2021. Additional information is available at: www.grants.gov in connection with the EPA-OA-OCHP-21-01 Funding Opportunity Announcement.