The Environmental Protection Agency has released an RFP for the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program that we thought some of you might find to be a good fit. According to the EPA, the CARE program 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 EPA is looking to award cooperative agreements at two levels to support various activities. This includes working with the recipient to form community-based collaborative partnerships, identifying/understanding the sources of risk from toxic pollutants, and implementing actual projects to reduce these risks. Funding is available from $75,000 to $100,000 for a Phase I project and from $150,000 to $300,000 for a Phase II project.
If you're interested, the deadline to respond to the RFP is March 22nd. To determine if you're eligible or to read more, visit the EPA's website.
If you do apply, make sure to keep us in the loop. We always like to know what's going on around the state.