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Community Action for a Renewed Environment

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The Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Program helps communities address multiple sources of toxic pollutants in their environment through competitive grants and technical assistance. Through CARE, EPA works with local organizations, including non-profits, businesses, schools and governments, to create partnerships that implement local solutions to risks posed by pollutants. CARE works with communities to set priorities for risk-reduction activities and helps to create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships.

Responsibility for CARE rotates among EPA’s major media programs of air, water, waste and pesticides and toxics. With primary responsibility for the program since January 2007, the Office of Pesticides, Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPTS), of which OPPT is a part, has sought to better support CARE grantees needing access to its programs, including the Lead Program, Green Suppliers Network, and Design for the Environment (DfE) to name a few. OPPT has also increased focus on measuring programmatic results and sharing OPPT tools and models while coordinating the cross-Agency CARE team.


Read more information on the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program. 

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