State Capacity Building

To fulfill the mandated objectives of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA) and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) of 1986, as amended, in coordination with Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), by assisting
public health agencies to build capacity to conduct (1) Health consultations, (2) public health assessments, (3) exposure investigations, (4) community involvement, (5) health education, and (6) public health studies.
Examples of Funded Projects

States conduct public health evaluations on National Priorities List (NPL) sites, sites that ATSDR have been petitioned to assess, Superfund Accelerated Cleanup Model (SACM) sites, and other Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Information System (CERCLIS) sites.


Agency - Department of Health and Human Services

The Department of Health and Human Services is the Federal government's principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially to those who are least able to help themselves.