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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) - the on-line database of all Federal programs available. Each grant is assigned a specific CFDA program code and listed after each EPA grant program. Use the program code to search the database to find further information.

EPA Programs

Grants and other funding opportunities available from EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) are posted on this site as they become available.

Go to Tribal Air Programs to learn more about Tribal air quality programs in Indian Country.

Climate Change

$10 million Climate Showcase Communities Grant Program

EPA is announcing the availability of up to $10 million in "Climate Showcase Communities" grants for local and tribal governments to establish and implement climate change initiatives. EPA requests proposals which create replicable models of sustainable community action, generate cost-effective and persistent greenhouse gas reductions, and improve the environmental, economic, public health, or social conditions in a community.

How many grants will be awarded?
The agency expects to award a total of approximately 30 cooperative agreements ranging from approximately $100,000 to $500,000.

Approximately 5% of the funds ($500,000) are set-aside for tribal governments. EPA expects to award 1-3 grants under the tribal set aside.

Who is eligible for the grant program?
Eligibility for the program includes local governments (a county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, school district, special district, intrastate district, council of governments, any other regional or interstate government entity, or any agency or instrumentality of a local government), federally recognized Indian tribal governments, and inter-tribal consortia.

Are applicants required to provide matching funds?
A 50% cost-match or cost-share is required for this program with the exception of tribal governments and intertribal consortia which are exempt from matching requirements. The cost share and/or match can be in the form of cash or as in-kind contributions, such as use of volunteers and/or donated time, equipment, expertise, etc.

What is the application deadline?
Proposals are due by July 22, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. An optional notice of intent to apply is requested by July 1, 2009.

Who will administer the grant program?
The Grant program is administered by EPA's Local Climate and Energy Program, an initiative to assist local and tribal governments to identify, implement, and track policies and programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions within their operations and surrounding communities.

What resources will be available to grant recipients?
Over the course of the grant program, EPA will offer peer exchange, trainings, and technical support to grant recipients. Each grant recipient will be profiled online and in EPA materials. EPA will share lessons learned from the grant program with communities across the nation.

For more information:
To view the RFA:
http://www.epa.gov/air/grants/09-08.pdf (22 pp., 265K, About PDF)


Indoor Air

Indoor Air Quality Grants Concerning EPA Surveys, Studies, Investigations, Demonstrations and Special Purpose Activities Relating to the Clean Air Act – Section 103
(CFDA: 66.034)

Purpose: Support indoor environment demonstration projects, outreach and training, surveys, studies, investigations, demonstrations and special purpose assistance relating to the causes effect, extent, prevention, and control of air pollution.

Contact: Tribal Air Coordinators

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Indoor Radon Grants
(CFDA: 66.032)

Purpose: Support the development and implementation of radon programs and projects reducing radon risks.

Contact: Tribal Air Coordinators

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Outdoor Air

Clean School Bus USA
(CFDA: 66.036)

Purpose: To support projects relating to necessary upgrades to diesel school bus fleets. CSBUSA is a national initiative to minimize children's exposure to diesel exhaust by reducing pollution from school buses. The program has three key elements: 1) reduce school bus idling; 2) retrofit 1991-2006 model year buses with devices that reduce pollution, and 3) replace pre-1990 buses with new, clean-technology buses.

Contact: Clean School Bus USA Team at (734) 214-4780

The Air Pollution Control Program Support Clean Air Act, Section 105 Air Program
(CFDA: 66.001)

Purpose: Assists in planning, developing, establishing, improving, and maintaining adequate programs for prevention and control of air pollution or implementation of national primary and secondary air quality standards.

Contact: Tribal Air Coordinators

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