Surveys, Studies, Investigations and Special Purpose Grants within the Office of the Administrator

(1) To support surveys, studies, investigations, and special purpose assistance associated with air quality, acid deposition, drinking water, water quality, hazardous waste, toxic substances, and pesticides; (2) to identify, develop, and demonstrate necessary pollution control techniques; (3) to prevent,
reduce, and eliminate pollution; (4) 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 (5) to promote collaboration on projects and activities within the states and enable wider and more coordinated state input on national environmental issues.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2008: Priorities include support for environmental health information and analysis to state legislatures; support to build state capacity to reduce environmental hazards that may affect health and the environment; support of environmental education training; support to promote and enhance state collaboration by focusing on communication and the sharing of environmental information among states; support to detail environmental outcome oriented indicators, measures, and goals that promote innovative environmental protection; and support to increase efficiency in the state environmental protection programs that results in cost-effective, sustainable environmental protection.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2009: Priorities continue to include support for environmental health information and analysis to state legislatures; support to build state capacity to reduce environmental hazards that may affect health and the environment; support of environmental education training; support to promote and enhance state collaboration by focusing on communication and the sharing of environmental information among states; support to detail environmental outcome oriented indicators, measures, and goals that promote innovative environmental protection; and support to increase efficiency in the state environmental protection programs that results in cost-effective, sustainable environmental protection.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

EPA has funded projects that: (1) Strengthen State Capacity to Reduce and Manage Mercury in the Environment; (2) build State capacity to improve results-based environmental management and help States share information on best practices; (3) support State efforts to deliver comprehensive environmental compliance assistance to small local governments; (4) assist State efforts to more accurately manage expenditures for water quality programs; (5) To utilize a broad scope of work to include research, studies, demonstrations, training and professional development in order to promote active state involvement in the coordination of Federal/State efforts to reduce and eliminate pollution.