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Partnership to Promote Local Efforts To Reduce Environmental Exposure

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.136
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Dec 15, 2019

For programmatic or technical questions:
Trent LeCoultre

For grants management or budget questions:
Jenise Yawn


The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry's (ATSDR's) Partnership to Promote Local Efforts to Reduce Environmental Exposure (APPLETREE) program provides grants to build community capacity to assess and respond to site-specific issues involving human exposure to hazardous substances in the environment.

Funding may be used for two components:

  • Component 1
    • Conduct site-specific health assessments and provide recommendations to prevent, reduce, or eliminate harmful exposures
    • Educate community, stakeholders, and health professionals on site-specific environmental exposures and risk to human health
    • Participate in ATSDR's CSPECE program, including determining a systematic way to work with child care licensing authorities to evaluate prospective child care locations
  • Component 2 - Translating science into tools and actions that individuals, communities, and organizations apply to identify, reduce, or prevent health effects from exposures to hazardous substances
    • Development of best practices, tools, and innovative strategies for engaging with communities, and providing community engagement consultation
    • Informing and promoting integration of environmental health content within academic programs and environmental medicine practice
    • Identify and cultivate partnerships with academic and professional organizations to encourage uptake of environmental public health awareness curricula and career tracks
    • Develop community/population intervention initiatives to reduce risk factors associated with environmental exposures and develop and test metrics that could be used for evaluation of intervention effectiveness
    • Partner with relevant internal and external stakeholders to incorporate prevention strategies into existing programs, policies, and practices

The target population is anyone previously, currently, or potentially exposed to existing or emerging environmental health threats, particularly sensitive sub-populations including children, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Applicants must consider underserved populations such as tribes, people with disabilities, rural populations, and populations where English is a second language when conducting activities.


Eligible applicants include:

  • State governments
  • Territorial governments or their bona fide agents
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Public and state controlled institutions of higher education
  • Federally recognized Native American tribal governments
  • Native American tribal organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Approximate average award: $550,000 per year
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 25
Estimated total program funding: $41,250,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Child care · Children and youth · Elderly population · Environmental health · Health disparities · Health workforce education and training · Limited English proficient · Needs assessment methods and resources · Networking and collaboration · People with disabilities · Public health

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