American Rescue Plan (ARP)
Community Air Monitoring Award Selections
EPA announced $53.4 million in grant selections to community-based non-profit organizations, Indian tribes, states, and local governments to enhance ambient air quality monitoring in and near underserved communities across the US. Funding is made available from the ARP and the Inflation Reduction Act.
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.
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.