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Community Based Air Pollution Projects

Community-based air pollution projects are designed to address health and environmental issues at the local level. EPA supports air pollution projects across the nation to help inform and empower citizens to make local decisions concerning the health of their communities.

Where to find more information:

Basic Information - Learn the basics of EPA's Community-Based Air Pollution program.

Healthy Air: A Community and Business Leaders Guide - a collection of information sheets about ways communities can work together to improve their air quality. It is designed to be used by community groups and their business partners as a planning guide.

Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) - The new CARE program is a competitive grant program that offers an innovative way for communities to take action to reduce air pollution.

Improving Air Quality in Your Community - features activities for reducing both indoor and outdoor pollution, including diesel engine retrofit programs, improving air quality in local schools, and pollution prevention options for small businesses. These projects have a successful track record: they were previously put into action by state and local governments across the country. This site includes information about the costs to establish and maintain each project, and how local communities can apply for EPA grants to kick-start their activities.

Collision Repair Campaign - describes one of EPA's efforts to address health threats through a two-year campaign to drastically reduce auto body emissions at the national level. Each EPA regional office involved in the campaign has worked with their respective partners (e.g. community, industry, small businesses, etc.) to significantly reduce human and environmental exposure to air toxics from auto body shops. This site includes information about those regional efforts as well as helpful links to voluntary and regulatory resources.

Related Links - Other sources of information on air pollutants.

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