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Region 1: Community FundingSources
Lists programs that provide EPA funding assistance through grants and cooperative agreements to community based institutions (local governments, schools, non-profit organizations and others) in New England. Provides brief information on Technical Assistance Grants in Region 2. Background and basic information on the TAG Program. Results from review of the TAG Program by EPA's Office of Inspector General.

About the Community Advisory Group (CAG) Toolkit: A Summary of the Tools
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed the Community Advisory Group Toolkit to help you organize and run your Group. The Toolkit contains outlines, forms, publications, and other "tools" you can use in establishing and operating your Group. This booklet briefly describes the information, tips, and tools in the Toolkit.

EPA Grants Information
Grant information and opportunities from across the EPA and other Federal Agencies.

EPA Resources for Nonprofit Organizations
Links to sources of information and assistance within EPA.

EPA Grant Writing Tutorial
EPA developed this program to help communities and non-profit organizations identify financial assistance opportunities for their environmental-oriented development programs. Also, this program was developed to make it easier for applicants to produce more competitive grant applications. This document contains consensus priciples and recommendations for improving federal facilities cleanup activities.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Exit Disclaimer
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Programs (CFDA) is a government-wide compendium of all 1,412 Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. These programs provide grants, loans, loan guarantees, services, information, scholarships, training, insurance, etc., to millions of Americans every day.

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars Exit Disclaimer
OMB Circulars are instructions or information issued by OMB to Federal agencies. These are expected to have a continuing effect of twoyears or more.

Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Exit Disclaimer
The mission of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), as an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is to prevent exposure and adverse human health effects and diminished quality of life associated with exposure to hazardous substances from waste sites, unplanned releases, and other sources of pollution present in the environment.

Envirofacts is a single point of access to select U.S. EPA environmental data. This Web site provides access to several EPA databases to provide you with information about environmental activities that may affect air, water, and land anywhere in the United States. With Envirofacts, you can learn more about these environmental activities in your area or you can generate maps of environmental information.

TOXNET Exit Disclaimer
TOXNET is a cluster of databases on toxicology, hazardous chemicals, and related areas.

EnviroTools Exit Disclaimer
EnviroTools is a guide to involving your community in the cleanup of a polluted site. To help answer the question: "How do we clean up this mess?" a collection of educational materials on Superfund and Brownfields sites, along with sites cleaned up under state programs has been assembled. EnviroTools contains presentation visuals, fact sheets, web links, a glossary and an annotated bibliography of other outreach resources, all designed to help you cut through the confusion and jargon of site cleanup projects.

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