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Creating and Maintaining Healthier Environments for Children in U.S. Communities along the U.S.-Mexico Border

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.609
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Sep 22, 2017

All questions or comments must be communicated in writing through email or postal mail to:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
ATTN: Stephanie Cheaney
Region 6
1445 Ross Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75202



This program provides grants for projects that address children's environmental health risks in southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, or Texas communities located within 62 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border, including but not limited to, projects that support prenatal environmental health education, healthy childcare education, environmental health youth summits, or pediatric environmental health training. The emphasis is on reducing environmental health disparities for minority, low-income, tribal, or indigenous populations in "overburdened communities," that are defined as communities with environmental justice concerns, health disparities, or any other community where children are disproportionately at risk.

Project examples include:

  • Increase knowledge among parents, childcare providers, health professionals, students and others to protect children from environmental hazards
  • Support local organizations and community members in becoming leaders in addressing children's environmental health risks
  • Develop or strengthen partnerships with other organizations and agencies to address children's environmental health risks

Eligible applicants include:

  • States or state agencies
  • Local governments
  • Federally recognized tribes
  • The District of Columbia and possessions of the U.S.
  • Public and private universities and colleges
  • Hospitals
  • Laboratories
  • Other public or private nonprofit institutions and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations
Geographic coverage
Communities in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas that are within 62 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $50,000
Award floor: $30,000
Project period: Up to 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 7
Estimated total program funding: $200,000

While cost-sharing/matching is not required, EPA will evaluate proposals more positively if there are leveraged funds.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Child care · Children and youth · Environmental health · Health disparities · Minorities · Networking and collaboration · Poverty · Public health · U.S.-Mexico Border Region · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention · Arizona · California · New Mexico · Texas

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