Community Action for Environmental Public Health
- Getting Started - How do I learn about environmental health conditions in my community?
- How do I learn methods for getting my community to work on environmental health concerns?
- Where can I find information on environmental health issues and solutions for my community?
- How can I learn to evaluate environmental health information for my community and rank risks?
- How can I get resources to improve my local environment?
Look here for environmental data in your community
- EJView - With this tool you can locate demographic, health, environmental, and facility-level data for a chosen community.
- MyEnvironment - With this tool you can find environmental information such as Air, Health, Land, Water, and Ecological Conditions based upon a user's chosen location.
Look Here for Health Data
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)- A federal public health agency that serves the public by working to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network- A system of integrated health, exposure, and hazard information and data from a variety of national, state, and city sources.
ATSDR 4 Step Action Model (PDF)(2pp, 106K, About PDF)
PACE-EH - Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PDF) (About PDF)
The CARE Roadmap: 10-Step Plan to Improve Community Environment and Health (PDF) (20pp, 3.3 MB, About PDF)
Community Guide to EPA's Partnership Programs (PDF) (41pp, 593K, About PDF)
- CARE Resource Guide (PDF) (60pp, 267K, About PDF)
- National Conversation on Public Health and Chemical Exposures
- EH Capa-City: Environmental Health Capacity Building Tools and Products
- National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals
- Community Environmental Health Education Presentation
- Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) website - A competitive grant program that offers communities an innovative way to address the risks from multiple sources of toxic pollution in their environment.
- North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action
- EPA's Apps for the Environment challenge
- Grants.gov website - Your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants.
- Information on EPA grants, including forms
- Information on CDC Grants
- EPA Grants Competition Information and Policy
- Overview of EPA Competition Process (PDF) (15pp, 52K, About PDF)
- Overview of EPA Competition Process Flowchart (PDF) (1pp, 25K, About PDF)
Resource Information by Geography
Visit EPA's Regional Offices page to find local resources by geography.
Grant opportunities, both inside and out of EPA
Brownfield Area-Wide Planning Pilot Program:
EPA is providing assistance to 23 communities to facilitate community involvement in developing an area-wide plan for brownfields assessment, cleanup and subsequent reuse.
Community Facility Grants:
Provides grants to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population.
Rural Development Community Connect Grant Program:
Serves rural communities where broadband service is least likely to be available, but where it can make a tremendous difference in the quality of life for citizens. The projects funded by these grants will help rural residents tap into the enormous potential of the internet.
Learn about the Partners
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry