Children's Health Grants and Funding Opportunities
EPA issues competitive funding announcements for projects and programs relating to improving children’s health where they live, learn and play.
Investing in America
Learn about current and upcoming funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act.
Environmental Justice Grants
The Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking (EJ TCGM) Program: The new Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking (EJ TCGM) Program is a competition to select multiple Grantmakers around the nation to reduce barriers to the application process communities face and increase the efficiency of the awards process for environmental justice grants. Grantmakers will design competitive application and submission processes, award environmental justice subgrants, implement a tracking and reporting system, provide resources and support to communities, all in collaboration with EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights. Application packages must be submitted on or before June 30, 2023 (extended deadline).
Voluntary School and Child Care Lead Testing and Reduction Grant Program
A noncompetitive grant program run by the states for testing, and beginning fall 2023, remediation, for lead in drinking water in schools and childcare facilities. Learn more.
Clean School Bus Grants Program
EPA anticipates awarding approximately $400 million in competitive grant funding under the Clean School Bus (CSB) Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The program is soliciting applications nationwide for a grant competition to fund the replacement of existing school buses with clean and zero-emission (ZE) school buses.
All application packages need to be submitted electronically to EPA through Grants.gov no later than Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. (ET) to be considered for funding. Learn more.
Climate Pollution Reduction Grants
States, Tribes, cities, and agencies are on the frontlines of fighting climate pollution. New grants will support their efforts to develop and implement strong, local greenhouse gas reduction strategies. Interested entities must opt-in for funding consideration, but deadlines vary. Learn more.
Inflation Reduction Act Environmental and Climate Justice Program
EPA is seeking public input on the new Environmental and Climate Justice (ECJ) program that will distribute $3 billion in Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funding through grants and technical assistance. This Request for Information (RFI) related to the Environmental and Climate Justice (ECJ) Grant Program. Learn more.
Inflation Reduction Act’s Funding to Address Air Pollution at Schools
Through President Biden's Inflation Reduction Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has received an historic amount of funding to leverage our expertise and existing programs, as well as to set up and execute new programs. These programs, which include funding for air quality and climate projects addressing clean energy, transportation, methane emissions, and climate super-pollutants, implemented by EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation will advance the President’s bold agenda to combat the climate crisis, protect public health and advance environmental justice. Learn more.
See this list for some examples of past children’s health funding opportunities from the EPA Office of Children's Health Protection. The due date for these proposals has passed, and all proposals have been received.
For a complete list of closed EPA grants see Grants.gov.
Recycling Education and Outreach Grant Program
Closed February 2023
$30,000,000 for states, tribes, territories, local governments, and other organizations to fund projects to improve consumer education and outreach on waste prevention, reuse, recycling, and composting in a manner that is equitable for all. Learn more about this grant online.
Clean School Bus Program
Closed August 2022
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $5 billion over five years for the replacement of existing school buses with clean school buses and zero-emission school buses. The first funding opportunity was the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates. State and local government entities responsible for providing bus service or the purchase of school buses; nonprofit school transportation associations; Indian Tribes, Tribal organizations, or tribally controlled schools; and eligible contractors are eligible for funding under this program. Sign up to stay informed about future opportunities, including 2023 funding opportunities.
Children’s Healthy Learning Environments in Low-Income and/or Minority Communities
Closed September 2021 Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-OA-OCHP-21-01
Ten grantees were awarded a total of $2 million for capacity building activities to address disproportionate children’s environmental health harms and risks in school and/or childcare settings in, or that primarily serve, low-income and/or minority communities. Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-OA-OCHP-21-01
Read the press release: EPA Celebrates 25 years of Children's Environmental Health Protection.
Read about the Children’s Healthy Learning Environments in Low-Income and/or Minority Communities Awardees (pdf) .
Children's Healthy Learning Environments
Closed June 2020 Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-OA-OCHP-20-01
Two grantees were awarded a total of $290,000 through the agency’s FY 2020 Children’s Healthy Learning Environments Grant Initiative. These EPA grants support capacity-building to address children’s environmental health in school and childcare settings. Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-OA-OCHP-20-01
Read the press release: EPA Announces the Selection of Organizations to Receive Funding for Healthy Learning Environments.
Read about the Children’s Healthy Learning Environments Awardees (pdf) .