The Healthy Communities Grant Program is EPA New England’s main competitive grant program to work directly with communities to support EPA’s “Back-to- Basics” agenda to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life.
Communities Grant Program will achieve this through identifying and funding projects that:
*Target resources to benefit communities at risk [areas needing to create community resilience, environmental justice areas of potential concern, sensitive populations (e.g.
children, elderly, tribes, urban and rural residents, and others at increased risk)].
*Assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risks.
*Increase collaboration through partnerships and community-based projects.
*Build institutional and community capacity to understand and solve environmental and human health problems.
*Advance emergency preparedness and ecosystem resilience.
*Achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits.