National Indoor Environments Program: Reducing Public Exposure to Indoor Pollutants

Funding Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency

EPA is soliciting applications from eligible entities (as described in Section III.A) to conduct demonstration, training, education and/or outreach projects that seek to reduce exposure to indoor air contaminants. Competitive applications must clearly…

• Articulate a plan to produce results that have implications and/or benefits on a national level (in other words, this RFA is not designed to fund small-scale local projects).

• Align with EPA strategic goals, objectives, outputs and outcomes as described in Section C. 1-4.

• Address one or more of the following EPA Indoor Environments Division program priority areas: radon, indoor environmental asthma triggers, multiple indoor air quality contaminants.

Applicants may submit multiple applications addressing different program priority areas (e.g., radon, indoor environmental asthma triggers, and indoor air contaminants). However, applicants may not submit multiple applications addressing the same program priority area. 

Deadline: Feb. 17, 2017

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Areas of Interest

The estimated amount of funding available to address the following EPA Indoor Environments Division program priority areas is anticipated to be divided as follows, and subject to change. The information is being provided for informational purposes only:

1. Radon (40%).

2. Indoor environmental asthma triggers (40%).

3. Multiple indoor air quality contaminants (20%). 

Eligibility Requirements

In accordance with the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA 66.034), applications will be accepted from states, local governments, territories, Indian tribes, and possessions of the U.S., including the District of Columbia, international organizations, public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, and other public or private non-profit institutions. 



Amount Description

All awards will be in the form of cooperative agreements. The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $2 million to $4 million annually, for up to three years. EPA anticipates awarding between 10 and 20 cooperative agreements from this announcement, subject to availability of funds, the quality of applications received and other applicable considerations. EPA will not consider or review proposals requesting in excess of $200,000 per year in federal funds.

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

February 17, 2017