To provide, Internships, Training, Workshops, and Technical Monitoring in support of the Clean Air Act.
These activities aim to: (1) support the development of career-oriented personnel qualified to work in occupations involving environmental protection and air pollution abatement and control;
(2) provide technical training for State, local, territorial, and Indian Tribal environmental control agencies; (3) enhance the capability of state and local agencies responsible for environmental pollution control or other agencies with similar pollution control responsibilities; (4) provide educational renewal for career oriented personnel to achieve additional knowledge through academic professional training; (5) provide both undergraduate and graduate students in science, engineering, and other relevant fields with education and training opportunities to enhance their understanding of air quality-related topics; and, 6) to increase the quality and number of people into the environmental control field.
Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2008: This program will continue to provide training to tribes in all aspects of air quality, develop workshops in air quality based on identified needs, and provide technical support to ensure adequate information is provided to actually support programs and use knowledge developed in training workshops.
In FY 2008, this program will also support education and training for undergraduate and graduate students interersted in acquiring science, engineering, and other knowledge necessary to help addess air quality and other environmental issues affecting communities along the US-Mexico Border.
There are no program accomplishment to report at this time. This is a new program.
Grants and cooperative agreements are available to support recipients' allowable direct costs incident to approved projects for internships, training and workshops related to environmental issues plus allowable indirect costs, in accordance with established EPA policies and regulations.
This requirement does not involve geospatial information.