State Indoor Radon Grant (SIRG) Program
On this page:
- State Indoor Radon Grants Guidance and Tools
- SIRG Funds Allocated to EPA Regional Offices
- Related Resources
State and tribal radon programs are critical to the Agency's national goal of minimizing and preventing radon-related lung cancer. States and tribes receive grant funds from EPA that help finance their radon risk reduction programs; recipients must provide a minimum of 40% in matching funds. By law, these State Indoor Radon Grant (SIRG) funds are not available to individuals or homeowners.
Those receiving SIRG funds must:
- Align their projects and activities with the Agency's strategic goals
- Demonstrate, capture and report results
The Agency's principal strategic goals are to:
- Build new homes with radon-reducing features where appropriate, by encouraging home builders to voluntarily include these features, and by local governments adopting building codes that require these features;
- Have existing homes tested and fixed by homeowners when appropriate, and especially by home sellers and buyers during residential real estate transfers;
- Build new schools with radon-reducing features where appropriate, and to have existing schools tested and fixed when necessary; and
- Conduct projects and activities that directly support the first three strategic goals (above), including promoting action by:
- real estate professionals
- state and local building code officials
- schools officials
- non-profit public health organizations
- professional organizations
State Indoor Radon Grants Guidance and Tools
To facilitate achieving its strategic goals, the Agency outlined its strategic results measures in a template and supporting guidance. You can view the guidance documents at SIRG Guidance and Tools.
SIRG Funds Allocated to EPA Regional Offices*
The following table shows how the Agency’s annual SIRG appropriation from Congress is allocated to EPA’s ten Regional offices. The Regional offices then make awards to participating states and tribes within their Region, for contact information see:
The information in this table was last updated on December 19, 2017.
(New York, NY)
(Kansas City, KS)
(San Francisco, CA)
|* Authorized by Sec. 306. Grant Assistance to States for Radon Programs, Title III, Indoor Radon Abatement, Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Exit, as amended, 15 U.S.C. §2661 et seq., P.L. 100-551, October 28, 1988.|
- Information on state and tribal SIRG related activities and the results they achieve are available from several sources.
- Information on EPA's tribal programs can be found on the:
- An additional resource is the Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRPCD). CRCPD is EPA's principal partner on state radon programs as a group. CRCPD routinely highlights and archives information on the state and tribal radon programs.