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Ambient Monitoring Technology Information Center (AMTIC)

Community-Scale Air Toxics Ambient Monitoring (CSATAM)

Background

Beginning in 2003, the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, in conjunction with the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, the Office of Research and Development’s National Exposure Research Laboratory, and the 10 EPA Regional Offices, has conducted periodic Community-Scale Air Toxics Ambient Monitoring grant competitions. EPA awards the grants to support projects that assist state, local and tribal communities in identifying air toxics sources, characterizing the degree and extent of local air toxics problems, and tracking progress of air toxics reduction activities.

Projects conducted with these grants may help increase public awareness about air toxics, as well as promote the adoption of steps that will reduce emissions and exposure over time. These projects may include but are not limited to: increasing the availability of air toxics data to the public; creating industrial source profiles in areas of elevated risk; conducting community-specific assessments of air toxics problems; evaluating new ambient air toxics sampling and analysis methods; and supporting risk or health assessments.

2020 Community-Scale Air Toxics Ambient Monitoring Grants Competition

EPA is accepting proposals for Community-Scale Air Toxics Ambient Monitoring Grants to be awarded during 2020. The deadline to apply is March 30, 2020.

EPA has training materials on creating successful air toxics monitoring projects. See:

EPA will hold two information sessions on the 2020 competition February 19 and 20, 2020.

CSATAM Final Reports

The following link contains final project summaries and reports from previous CSATAM grants:

Funded Project Plans From Previous Awards

The following links contain previously awarded CSATAM project plans. Potential grant applicants may wish to review these to better understand the types of projects that have been successful, as well as the level of detail required in an acceptable application: