American Rescue Plan (ARP)
EPA Initiatives Under the America Rescue Plan
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress designated ARP funding for grants, contracts, and other agency activities that identify and address disproportionate environmental or public health harms and risks in underserved communities through a range of local initiatives.
Grant Competition for Air Pollution Monitoring in Communities
Community-based nonprofit organizations, Indian tribes, states, and local governments may apply for $20 million in competitive grants to enhance ambient air quality monitoring in and near underserved communities across the US.
- Application Deadline: February 25, 2022
- Learn more about Enhanced Air Quality Monitoring Funding under the ARP.
On June 25, 2021, EPA announced American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding that provides a total of $100 million for the EPA to address health outcome disparities from pollution and the COVID-19 pandemic.