Research, Development, Monitoring, Public Education, Training, Demonstrations, and Studies

Grants are awarded to support Research, Development, Monitoring, Public Education, Training, Demonstrations, and Studies assistance relating to the protection of public health and the environment from pesticides and potential risk from toxic chemicals.

Funding Priority - Fiscal Year 2008: Topics
include, but are not limited to, promotion of pollution prevention and the public's right to know about chemical risks, evaluation of pesticides and chemicals to safeguard all Americans, including children and other vulnerable members of the population, as well as, our most threatened species and ecosystems from environmental harm and emerging issues like biotechnology, endocrine disruptors and lead poisoning prevention.

Projects for toxic chemical risk reduction include existing chemical data development and dissemination; risk assessment, peer consultation, and data utilization, training in use of EPA chemical risk screening tool; promotion and training in development use of safer chemicals, processes and technologies; reduction in use of toxic chemicals; targeted education and outreach aimed at reducing childhood lead poisoning.

OPP: projects for safer use of pesticides, including worker protection, certification and training of pesticide applicators, protection of endangered species, tribal pesticide programs, integrated pest management; environmental stewardship, Pesticide Registration Renewal Act (PRIA 2) Partnership grants; and Pesticide Regulatory Education Program (PREP).

Types of activities: developed and implemented programs to reduce pesticide risks; developed pesticide drift mitigation education program; analysis and development of pilot pesticide safety programs and materials; Water Quality and Pesticide Management Planning for Federal Recognized Tribes; Tribal Pesticide Program Council (TPPC); national Train-the-Trainer program to educate farmworkers on how to reduce risks from pesticides; develop and distribute innovative materials for integrating the National pesticide Competency for Medical & Nursing Education into curricular of medical and nursing programs; continue the National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC); and continue the National Pesticide Medical Monitoring Program (NPMMP) - provide clinical toxicology information and laboratory service; PRIA partnership grants; and PREP education program for states and tribes.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

The Office of Pesticide Programs funded the following projects: developed and implemented programs to reduce pesticide risks; developed an education/outreach program targetd at aerial applicators to reduce pesticide drift incidents; commercialization of pesticides reducing biotechnologies; analysis and development of pilot pesticide safety programs and materials; Developed an integrative modeling framework for use in assessing the benefits and costs of pesticide use; Water Quality and Pesticide Management Planning for Federally Recognized Tribes; Formed a council that works to strengthen tribal pesticide programs; Provide a toll-free number that serves the US, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands seeking impartial information about pesticides; Provide clinical toxicology information and laboratory services regarding pesticides; Pesticide Regulatory Education Program (PREP) Education Program for States and Tribes; and Pesticide Registration Renewal Act (PRIA 2) Partnership Grants.

The Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics funded the following: Increased scientific and technical support for Children's Environmental Health Network; researched and developed methods of microbial identification; education materials development and outreach for green engineering in chemical curriculum; development of computational methods for visualization of taxonomic relationships; and public outreach and education for green chemistry and the evaluation of chemicals to safeguard vulnerable populations.


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.

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