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Grants Awarded FY2009

Announcement Number
Name of Organization
Type of Project
Project Description
Amount of Funding
EPA-R7AWMD-09-002 SE MO State University Research Center Asthma XA-977126 01-0: The purpose of this project is to promote asthma awareness and prevention through training and planning assistance to communities, family practices and pediatric clinics. Through in-home intervention programs and education program that effect exposure behaviors in rural counties in southeast Missouri (i.e., Dunklin, Pemiscott, Stoddard and Washington).
$29,565
EPA-R7AWMD-09-002 Linn County, IA Health Dept Asthma XA-977127 01-0: This purpose of this project is to promote asthma awareness and prevention through IAQ inspections program and the Children's Home Asthma Management Program (CHAMP) in-home training and planning assistance to communities, family practices and clinics in counties within the State of Iowa
$30,000
EPA-R7AWMD-09-002 Saint Elizabeth Foundation Asthma XA-977129 01-0: The purpose of this project is to promote asthma awareness and prevention through training and planning assistance to develop a screening tool to identify athlete's with asthma, and create a process of assistance for asthmatic athletes during class, practice and sporting events. Prepare trainers, families on asthma management in Lincoln-Lancaster community and evaluate the process and resulting change that leads to community preparedness and decreased sports related asthma exacerbation.
$21,186
EPA-R7AWMD-09-002 American Lung Association of Central States Asthma XA-977130 01-0: The purpose of this project is to promote asthma awareness and prevention through training and planning to families and local communities in Northeast Missouri. This project will provide asthma related in-home visits to low-income families. The project will also include culturally competent education materials and community outreach events for children, schools, families and communities in the target areas.
$19,436
EPA-R7AWMD-09-002 University of Tulsa Tools for Schools XA-977128 01-0: The purpose of this project is to enhance indoor air quality through the use of the Tools for Schools (TFS) Program. Work with the Kansas City Kansas Public Schools and Joplin School Districts with the development of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) teams, assist in initiating, developing, dissemination and understanding of the Tools for Schools Kit and program. Include awareness and training of EPA's Healthy SEAT, Tools for New Schools and Energy Star Programs.
$59,809
EPA-R7AWMD-09-003 Missouri Department of Agriculture Technical Compliance Assistance MDA will conduct outreach and on-site assessments at approximately 189 agriculture-related anhydrous ammonia facilities in Missouri. Risk management plans will be reviewed to determine whether the plan is up-to-date, checklists will be distributed to facilities to make available to anhydrous ammonia users, recommendations will be made to facilities for improvement and compliance, and follow-up assessments will be conducted after one year to determine improvement and compliance.
$30,000
EPA-R7AWMD-09-003 Missouri State Emergency Management Agency Technical Compliance Assistance The MERC will host regional training workshops on regulatory programs that affect RMP facilities and will perform on-site inspections at facilities to ensure RMP regulations are met. In addition, MERC will conduct a gap analysis to determine response capabilities and shortfalls of industry, planning effectiveness, and resource tracking ability of specialized teams and products. MERC will review approximately 200 Missouri RMP facilities (all but the ag-related anhydrous ammonia retailers) at minimum of once during the project, as well as utilizing Tier II data to ensure facilities with RMP-regulated chemicals are properly reporting under this regulation.
$45,000
EPA-R7WWPD-09-001 Propane Education and Research Council Grant This project will document the benefits of and promote heat treatment as a viable alternative to methyl bromide and pyrethroids insecticide treatment in grain storage facilities.
$48,900
EPA-R7WWPD-09-001 Curators of the University of Missouri Grant This project will increase integrated pest management (IPM) awareness and promote adoption of IPM to Iowa and Missouri Amish and Mennonite produce growers and their communities.
$51,158
EPA-R7WWPD-09-002 Curators of the University of Missouri              Wetland Program Development Grants This project will examine the hydrology and fluvial geomorphology of the lower Hinkson Creek.  Project will be a hydrogeomorphic (HGM) assessment of wetland functions, coupled with monitoring, analysis, and modeling of the hydrologic regime.
$214,041
EPA-R7WWPD-09-002 Iowa Department of Natural Resources Wetland Program Development Grants The project will develop an Iowa Wetland Action Plan in a watershed context to better track the progress for both wetland quality and quantity. The project will include: an interactive priority wetland mapping tools; establish wetlands websites; and complete and update national wetlands inventory mapping for the entire state of Iowa.
$255,117
EPA-R7WWPD-09-002 Iowa Department of Natural Resources Wetland Program Development Grants To determine the validity of previously identified indicator metrics and evaluate additional metrics for wetland condition assessment. Will monitor 50 wetlands throughout Iowa. The wetland condition index and standardized methodology provided from this study will provide protocol for assessing overall condition of Iowa's depressional wetlands. 
$233,267
EPA-R7WWPD-09-002 Kansas Water Office              Wetland Program Development Grants To develop a comprehensive, standardized process for identifying, assessing and prioritizing wetland and vulnerable aquatic resources in state of Kansas. Will utilize a functional assessment to identify potential reference wetlands in the Upper Wakarusa watershed. The assessment method and functional evaluation will then be applied to the Upper Neosho Watershed to identify wetlands and prioritize efforts to protect the highest quality wetlands.   
$177,400
EPA-R7WWPD-09-002 Nebraska Game and Parks Commission         Wetland Program Development Grants The project will monitor 110 sites in eleven different Nebraska Wetland complexes. These sites will be used to track changes to the health and condition of the state's wetlands.  
$367,347

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