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State Indoor Radon Grant (SIRG) Program

State and tribal radon programs are critical to the Agency's national goal of minimizing and preventing radon-related lung cancer. States and tribes receive grant funds from EPA that help finance their radon risk reduction programs; recipients must provide a minimum of 40% in matching funds. By law, these SIRG funds are not available to individuals or homeowners.

Those receiving SIRG funds must: 1) align their projects and activities with the Agency's strategic goals; and 2) demonstrate, capture and report results.

The Agency's principle strategic goals are to:

  • build new homes with radon-reducing features where appropriate, by encouraging home builders to voluntarily include these features, and by local governments adopting building codes that require these features;
  • have existing homes tested and fixed by homeowners when appropriate, and especially by home sellers and buyers during residential real estate transfers;
  • build new schools with radon-reducing features where appropriate, and to have existing schools tested and fixed when necessary; and
  • conduct projects and activities that directly support the first three strategic goals (above), including promoting action by consumers, real estate professionals, state and local building code officials, schools officials, non-profit public health organizations, professional organizations and partnerships.

SIRG Measures and Results Reporting

To facilitate achieving its strategic goals, the Agency has outlined its strategic results measures in a template and supporting guidance.  SIRG recipients are required to include the template in their annual work plans.

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SIRG Program Guidance and Handbook

The State and Tribal Indoor Radon Grants Program Guidance and Handbook (January 2005) was developed to assist applicants and grant recipients with the administrative, technical, and programmatic requirements of the SIRG program.

SIRG Match Tool

Try the SIRG Match Tool.  The tool allows grant recipients to vary the dollar amount and match percentage to answer "what If" questions about the required match and the size of their radon program.

Download the SIRG Match Tool (XLS) (1 page, 21K)

If you need further information on EPA's SIRG program, contact Philip Jalbert jalbert.philip@epa.gov.

SIRG Funds Allocated to EPA Regional Offices*

The following table shows how the Agency’s annual SIRG appropriation from Congress is allocated to EPA’s ten Regional offices. The Regional offices then make awards to participating states and tribes within their Region, for contact information, see www.epa.gov/radon/whereyoulive.html. The information in this table was last updated on February 27, 2014.

EPA Region 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Region 1
(Boston, MA)
$821,200 $1,067,000 $829,000 $829,000 $698,000 $741,000
Region 2
(New York, NY)
$725,500 $704,000 $724,000 $711,000 $685,000 $725,000
Region 3
(Philadelphia, PA)
$829,400 $582,000 $837,000 $837,000 $747,000 $789,000
Region 4
(Atlanta, GA)
$1,377,400 $1,498,500 $1,375,000 $1,375,000 $1,331,000 $1,392,000
Region 5
(Chicago, IL)
$1,827,400 $2,146,300 $1,815,000 $1,815,000 $1,760,000 $1,851,000
Region 6
(Dallas, TX)
$408,400 $158,000 $407,000 $407,000 $396,000 $419,000
Region 7
(Kansas City, KS)
$717,300 $746,700 $716,000 $716,000 $693,000 $733,000
Region 8
(Denver, CO)
$587,000 $624,500 $586,000 $586,000 $569,000 $604,000
Region 9
(San Francisco, CA)
$554,400 $307,000 $553,000 $553,000 $537,000 $572,000
Region 10
(Seattle, WA)
$216,000 $241,000 $216,000 $216,000 $210,000 $225,000
Total $8,074,000 $8,074,000 $8,058,000 $8,045,000 $7,626,000 $8,051,000
* Authorized by Sec. 306. Grant Assistance to States for Radon Programs, Title III, Indoor Radon Abatement, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) exiting EPA, as amended, 15 U.S.C. §2661 et seq., P.L. 100-551, October 28, 1988.

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Related Resources

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. See https://www.cfda.gov

Information on state and tribal SIRG related activities and the results they achieve are available from several sources. Find links to EPA Regional and state information.

Information on EPA's tribal programs can be found the American Indian Tribal Portal at - www.epa.gov/tribal.

An additional resource is the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRPCD) - www.crcpd.org/Radon.asp exiting EPA. CRCPD is EPA's principal partner on state radon programs as a group.  CRCPD routinely highlights and archives information on the state and tribal radon programs.

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