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:
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/
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