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Community-Based Research for Effective Programs, Policies, and Decisions to Mitigate Cumulative Health Impacts and Environmental Health Disparities in Underserved Communities

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.509
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Aug 31, 2023

Technical contact:
Flora Barrow

Eligibility contact:
Ron Josephson

Electronic submissions contact:


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will provide funding for community-based scientific research to assess cumulative impacts from multiple combined and interacting environmental stressors upon human health in underserved communities. Underserved communities may include people/communities of color, low income, tribal and indigenous populations, and other vulnerable populations such as the elderly, children, and those who have pre-existing medical conditions.

Applications that integrate a diverse field of disciplines and methodologies such as economics, sociology, anthropology, environmental health, public health, community- based participatory research, epidemiology, engineering, environmental science, biology, statistics, toxicology, and chemistry to address the complexity of the research problem are strongly encouraged.

Projects should focus on the intersection of the items below with health, well-being, and quality of life:

  • Built, natural, and social environments
  • Policy
  • Decision making
  • Services
  • Infrastructure
  • Systemic discriminatory practices
  • Systems biology
  • Chemical stressors
  • Non-chemical stressors (social determinants of health)
  • Activities, behaviors, and lifestyle

Eligible applicants include:

  • Public and private nonprofit institutions and organizations
  • Public and private institutions of higher education
  • Hospitals
  • State and local governments
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • U.S. territories and possessions

Applications from minority serving educational institutions are highly encouraged. This includes:

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
  • Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions; (AANAPISIs)
  • Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs)
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $2,000,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 5
Estimated total program funding: $10,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Environmental health · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Policy · Poverty · Public health · Racial and ethnic groups · Research methods and resources · Social determinants of health

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