Region 3 Environmental Priority Projects

Assistance agreements awarded under this program must support, surveys, studies, investigations, training, demonstrations and special purpose assistance associated with air quality, acid deposition, drinking water, water quality, hazardous waste, toxic substances, or pesticides: (a) to identify, develop,
and demonstrate necessary pollution control techniques; (b) to prevent, reduce, and eliminate pollution; (c) to evaluate the economic and social consequences of alternative strategies and mechanisms for use by those in economic, social, governmental, and environmental management positions; and (d) to promote collaboration on projects and activities within the states and enable wider and more coordinated state input on national environmental issues.

Awards under this program must be performed within the Region III area of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and/or District of Columbia.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2008.

Funding will be used to support projects that address places, sectors, or innovative projects; and/or are based on Regional, state, tribal or other strategic plan; and/or addresses stakeholder participation; and/or identify opportunities for leveraging other sources of funding.
Examples of Funded Projects

In the past, Region III funded grants to eligible recipients to educate migrant farm workers on indoor air quality and asthma and ways to minimize indoor air pollutants, address childhood lead poisoning in urban areas and prevention techniques, restore and maintain water quality in Region 3 streams and waterbodies, develop an inventory of abandoned mines in Region 3 states in order to prioritize remediation activities and preserve land and drinking water by acquiring easements in riparian areas.

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 - EPA, Region 3 located at 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103, Barbara L.

Latsios, telephone 215-814-5384, FAX (215) 814-5261, email: