New England Healthy Communities Grant Program
The New England Healthy Communities Grant Program awards funding to communities to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health, and improve the quality of life. Applicants must be located in and/or directly benefit one or more of the Target Investment Areas in New England and show how the proposed project will achieve measurable environmental and/or public health results in one or more of the Target Program Areas.
Target Investment Areas include:
- Areas needing to create community resilience
- Environmental justice areas of potential concern
- Sensitive populations
- Rural residents
- Urban residents
- Populations at increased risk
Target Program Areas include:
- Projects that focus on creating clean, green, and healthy school environments
- Projects that provide education, outreach, and training to manage facilities at which hazardous substances are located and advance the emergency preparedness and resilience of communities and water infrastructure through training related to the safe handling and removal of hazardous waste
- Projects that focus on reducing and/or preventing childhood lead poisoning; reducing asthma triggers; promoting integrated pest management, recycling, pollution prevention, food waste minimization, and/or renewable energy; reducing childhood exposure to toxins, and promoting comprehensive healthy homes and/or other indoor environments for children or other sensitive populations
- Projects that focus on reducing and preventing exposure to toxins and pollutants in the water, soil, and air
Eligible applicants include:
- State and local governments
- Public nonprofit institutions/organizations
- Private nonprofit institutions/organizations
- Quasi-public nonprofit institutions/organizations
- Federally-recognized tribal governments
- K-12 schools or school districts
Applicants do not need to be physically located within the boundaries of EPA New England to be eligible to apply for funding, but all proposed projects must affect and benefit one or more of the states, tribes, and/or territories within Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and/or Vermont.
Award ceiling: $25,000
Expected number of awards: 10
Estimated total program funding: $250,000
A 5% match is required in the form of cash or in-kind contributions.
Links to the full announcement and online application process can be found through grants.gov.
Informational conference calls will be held March 27, 29, and April 3, 2018. To register for one of the conference calls, complete Attachment D of the application instructions and email it to Kayla King. Call instructions will be emailed to participants after the registration form is received.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.