U.S. EPA Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Grants

SEEK Updated
10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Grant/Funding
Abstract: 

CARE is a unique community-based, community-driven, multimedia demonstration program designed to help communities understand and reduce risks due to toxic pollutants and environmental concerns from all sources. The total estimated funding available under this competitive opportunity is approximately $2 million. The CARE grant program is very competitive. In the 2010 competition, 189 eligible proposals were received and 14 two-year projects were funded.

The goals of the CARE program are to:

  • Reduce community exposures to toxic pollutants through collaborative action at the local level.
  • Help communities gain an understanding of the major potential sources of exposure to toxic pollutants and environmental concerns.
  • Work with communities to set priorities for risk reduction activities.
  • Create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve the local environment.
  • Local, public non-profit institution/organizations, federally-recognized Indian tribal government, Native American organizations, private non-profit institution/organization, quasi-public nonprofit institution/organization both interstate and intrastate, local government, colleges, and universities are eligible to apply for CARE funds.

    The US EPA anticipates awarding Level I cooperative agreements ranging in approximate value from $75,000 to a maximum of $100,000, with an average project funding of about $90,000. Level II cooperative agreements ranging in approximate value from $150,000 to a maximum of $300,000, with an average project funding of about $275,000. (The difference between Level I and II is explained in the Basic Information section of the website.)

    Applications are due annually in March.

    For more information visit http://www.epa.gov/care/

    Author: 
    United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    Topic Areas: 
    Hazardous Waste
    Stewardship
    Source Reduction
    Target Audience: 
    All
    Geographic Location: 
    All Minnesota
    Outside Minnesota
    Fee: 
    No
    Library loan: 
    No
    Is training required?: 
    No
    Seasonal: 
    No
    Contact(s) or order information.: 

    United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    CARE Program
    Mailcode 8001A
    EPA
    1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20460
    1-877-CARE 909
    http://www.epa.gov/care/

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