State Indoor Radon Grants

The Indoor Radon Abatement Act (IRAA), Section 306, and the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), Section 10(a), authorizes EPA to assist States and Federally Recognized Indian Tribes in the development and implementation of programs for the assessment and mitigation of radon related health risks.

Funding
Priority - Fiscal Year 2008: In FY 2008 this program aims to: (1) maintain, enhance and improve the effectiveness of existing state and federally recognized indian tribal radon programs; (2) increase the number of homes and schools tested and mitigated; (3) increase the number of builders voluntarily including radon-reducing features in new homes; (4) increase the number of state and local jurisdictions adopting radon-reducing features in residential building codes; (5) focus activities under (2), (3) and (4) in high radon potential areas; (6) encourage radon disclosure, testing and mitigation in residential property transfers; and (7) encourage grant recipients to be more strategic in their risk reduction efforts, e.g., by improving their results reporting and sharing and replicating best practices.
Examples of Funded Projects

The State and Tribal Indoor Radon Grant (SIRG) program has awarded grants to States and Tribes to: (1) establish effective radon programs among states, territories, and federally recognized Indian tribes; (2) increase the number of homes, schools, and other buildings tested and mitigated from radon; (3) implement radon resistant construction standards in high risk areas; (4) encourage radon testing and disclosure in connection with real estate transfers; and (5) promote environmental justice through programs and outreach efforts directed at low-income and/or culturally-diverse populations.

The Agency encourages recipients to partner with other public health and environmental organizations to increase program effectiveness.


Agency - Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Office - For questions of a programmatic/technical nature, contact the appropriate Regional Radon Office representative listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

The individual Regional radon SIRG project officers can be found at http://www.epa.gov/radon/sirgprogram.html.