|Federal agencies that contribute to EPA's environmental goals, and how they make a difference.|
|Programs by EPA Strategic Goal
1. Climate Change and Improving Air Quality
2. Protecting America's Waters
3. Cleaning Up and Sustainable Development
4. Safety of Chemicals and Preventing Pollution
Programs by Agency
AID, ARC, CNCS, CPSC, CSB, DHS, DOC, DOD, DOE, DOI, DOJ, DOL, DOS, DOT, ED, FHFA, GSA, HHS, HUD, NASA, NRC, NSF, OSTP, SBA, TVA, USDA, USPS, USTR, VA
Department of Homeland Security
EPA Goal 3: Cleaning Up Communities and
Advancing Sustainable Development
The FEMA Mitigation Directorate provides resources to assist State, local, and tribal governments in reducing risks to hazards prior to an event. State, local and tribal governments that develop hazard mitigation plans are eligible to apply for FEMA hazard mitigation assistance grants to implement mitigation actions to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to life and property from hazard events. Mitigation plans outline hazard identification, risk assessments, and result in a community strategy for reducing risks of future losses due to hazards.
Source(s) of Information
1. DHS: Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning
Related EPA Program(s)
Geographic Program: Other:
EPA targets efforts to protect and restore various communities and ecosystems impacted by environmental problems. Under this program, the Agency works, develops and implements community-based approaches to mitigate diffuse sources of pollution and cumulative risk for geographic areas. The Agency also fosters community efforts to build consensus and mobilize local resources to target highest risks.
Through the CARE (Community Action for a Renewed Environment) competitive grant program, EPA provides funding tools and technical support that enable underserved communities to create collaborative partnerships to take effective actions to address local environmental problems. The on-the-ground support and funding help to reduce toxic pollution from all sources, revitalize underserved areas and improve the health of communities across the nation in sustainable ways.
CARE offers an innovative way for a community to organize and take action to reduce toxic pollution in its local environment. Through CARE, a community creates a partnership that implements solutions to reduce releases of toxic pollutants and minimize people's exposure to them. By providing financial and technical assistance, EPA helps CARE communities get on the path to a renewed environment.
• Clean Water Act (CWA)
• Clean Air Act (CAA)
• Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
• Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
• Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
• Pollution Prevention Act (PPA)
• Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)