Targeted Airshed Grants Program
The Targeted Airshed A geographic area delineating the relative location of air emission sources contributing to the atmospheric deposition to a down-wind watershed. Grants program assists local, state, and tribal air pollution control agencies with developing plans and conducting projects to reduce air pollution in nonattainment areas that EPA determines are the top five most polluted areas relative to ozone, annual average fine particulate matter (PM2.5), or 24-hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standards. The overall goal of the Targeted Airshed Grant program is to reduce air pollution in the nation’s areas with the highest levels of ozone and PM2.5 ambient air concentrations. Congress authorized this program in 2010 and every year since 2015. This page includes information about the current request for applications. Information on grant recipients is also available.
Request for Applications
Eligible entities to submit applications under this competitive funding program are those air pollution control agencies, as defined by Section 302(b) of the Clean Air Act, that: (a) have responsibilities for the prevention and control of air pollution for one or more nonattainment areas listed in the open request for applications (RFA), and (b) have an active air program grant under Sections 103 or 105 of the Clean Air Act to carry out those responsibilities.
EPA's Fiscal Year 2021 Targeted Airshed Grant program is currently open and will close on June 24, 2021. The amount of EPA funding available for FY 2021 is $59,000,000. EPA will host one information session about this funding opportunity via webinar. For more information see EPA's Air Grants and Funding page and Grants.gov.