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Radon

State Indoor Radon Grant (SIRG) Program

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Overview

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:

  1. Align their projects and activities with the Agency's strategic goals
  2. 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:
    • consumers
    • real estate professionals
    • state and local building code officials
    • schools officials
    • non-profit public health organizations
    • professional organizations
    • partnerships

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State Indoor Radon Grants Guidance and Tools

You can view the following guidance documents and tools:

  • Guidance
  • Current Reporting: FY2018 SIRG House Report Template
  • Past Reporting
  • SIRG Match Tools

by visiting SIRG Resources.

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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 May 9, 2018. For prior year allocations, click 2011-2018 SIRG Funding Regional Allocation.

EPA Region 2016 2017 2018
Region 1
(Boston, MA)
$733,976 $711,252 $707,296
Region 2
(New York, NY)
$718,020 $695,790 $691,920
Region 3
(Philadelphia, PA)
$781,844 $937,638 $932,423
Region 4
(Atlanta, GA)
$1,380,194 $1,337,463 $1,330,024
Region 5
(Chicago, IL)
$1,834,940 $1,778,130 $1,768,240
Region 6
(Dallas, TX)
$414,856 $402,012 $399,776
Region 7
(Kansas City, KS)
$725,998 $703,521 $699,608
Region 8
(Denver, CO)
$598,350 $579,825 $576,600
Region 9
(San Francisco, CA)
$566,438 $548,901 $545,848
Region 10
(Seattle, WA)
$223,384 $216,468 $215,264
Total $7,978,000 $7,911,000 $7,867,000

* Authorized by Sec. 306. Grant Assistance to States for Radon ProgramsTitle 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.

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Related Resources

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