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Center for Early Lifestage Vulnerabilities to Environmental Stressors - Cumulative Health Impacts for Children in Underserved Rural Agricultural Communities in the United States

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.509
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jan 11, 2023

Technical contact:
Intaek Hahn

Eligibility contact:
Ron Josephson

Electronic submission contact:


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will provide a grant to support a single entity to serve as a transdisciplinary research center to investigate the cumulative health impacts of early lifestage (prenatal and childhood up to adolescence) exposures to pollutants in conjunction with other relevant non-chemical stressors among children in underserved, rural agricultural communities.

Applications should include two individual research projects involving multidisciplinary teams with appropriate expertise to address the required research subtopics.

  1. Characterize cumulative health impacts of early lifestage exposure to pollutants in underserved, rural agricultural communities. Research should address specific lifestage, exposure pathways (routes), relevant non-chemical stressors, and consequential health outcomes. In addition, the research should identify and explain the known and suspected relationships between chemical exposures and other factors (social, cultural, and environmental) that would significantly influence cumulative health impacts.
  2. Propose a cumulative impact assessment approach or method that will lead to potentially effective interventions or decisions to reduce exposures and mitigate the adverse health outcomes from the chemical and non-chemical stressors being investigated for early lifestages in underserved, rural agricultural communities.

Eligible applicants include:

  • Public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations
  • Public and private institutions of higher education
  • Hospitals located in the U.S. and its territories or possessions
  • State, territory, and local governments
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,900,000
Project period: 4 years
Estimated number of awards: 1

Application process

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Tagged as
Agricultural health and safety · Children and youth · Environmental health · Health disparities · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health

Organizations (1)

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