Cooperative Agreement Funding
The Indoor Environments Division, or IED, has created partnerships with public and private sector entities to help encourage the public to take action to minimize their risk and mitigate indoor air quality problems. In some cases, IED is able to provide funding support through cooperative agreements, such as with tribes, non-profit public health organizations and industry. On October 20, 2010, cooperative agreements were awarded to seventeen selected applicants to improve indoor air quality nationwide. The goal of these projects is to educate Americans on how to reduce the environmental risks of indoor contaminants. Read the EPA Press Release.
|Partnership||Title of Project|
|American Association of School Administrators (AASA)||IAQ 2.0: Leadership to Achieve and Sustain Healthy School Environments|
|American Lung Association (ALA)||Environmental Control of Childhood Asthma|
|Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)||Comprehensive Asthma Care: Health professionals - Environmental Trigger Management|
|Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO)||ASBO inter for IEQ Group for School|
|Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)||AAFA's IAQ Asthma Management and Education|
|Asthma and Allergy Network Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)||Indoor AIRepair for Healthy|
|Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC)||Boston Electronic Environmental Asthma Referral System|
|Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc. (CRCPD)||Assistance State/Local Governments|
|Council of Educational Facility Planners International (CEFPI)||Creating Effective Indoor Air Quality Management Programs|
|Environmental Law Institute (ELI)||IAQ Outreach/Education and State IAQ Workshops|
|Healthy Schools Network, Inc.||IAQ Management in Schools Protecting Children|
|Kansas State University (KSU)||National Radon Program Service (NRPS)|
|National Association of School Nurses (NASN)||Managing Asthma Triggers III (MATIII)|
|National Education Association Health Information Network (NEAHIN)||Healthy Air, Healthy Schools, Healthy Kids|
|National Environmental Education and Training Foundation (NEEFUSA)||Environment Management Pediatric Asthma-Health Care|
|National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)||NEHA Indoor Air Quality Program|
|Northern Arizona University (NAU)||Indoor Air Quality in Tribal Communities|
Cooperative agreement recipients conduct demonstration, training, education, and/or outreach projects that seek to reduce exposure to indoor air pollutants. Demonstrations generally involve new or experimental technologies, methods, or approaches, where the results of the project will be disseminated so that others can benefit from the knowledge gained in the demonstration project. Recipients must measure the results of their activities related to indoor air quality issues including pollutants — radon, environmental tobacco smoke, and indoor environmental asthma triggers — and building types, such as schools, commercial and homes. Although achievement of the end environmental outcome may not be able to be attributed to, or measurable within, the time frame of a single assistance agreement, results must involve:
- Outputs — an activity, effort and/or associated product related to a larger environmental or programmatic goal or objective to be produced or provided over a specific period of time or by a specified date and that will be measurable, either qualitatively or quantitatively, within the assistance funding period.
- Outcomes — a measurable impact, result, effect or consequence that occurs from carrying out the program or activity. It may be programmatic, behavioral, environmental or health-related in nature. Impacts of programs or changes in behavior are typically intermediate outcomes that will eventually lead to desired changes in environmental or health status or end outcomes.
For information on funding opportunities available from EPA's Office of Air and Radiation — OAR — visit Air and Radiation's Grants and Funding website at www.epa.gov/air/grants_funding.html#oap.