The Healthy Communities Grant Program was launched in 2003 and integrates several EPA New England programs including Air Quality Outreach, Assistance & Pollution Prevention, Asthma, Childrenâ€™s Environmental Health and Clean, Green and Healthy Schools Initiative, Southeast New England Coastal Watershed
Restoration Program (SNECWRP), Toxics, Urban Environmental Program, and Water Infrastructure (Stormwater, Wastewater, and Drinking Water).
The goal of the program is to combine available resources and best identify competitive projects that will achieve measurable environmental and public health results in communities across New England.
In order to streamline and simplify the application and competitive process, eligible applicants are invited to submit an Initial Proposal to EPA New England for funding consideration under this competitive grant program.
Based on the quality of the eligible initial proposals as measured against the applicable criterion in Section V, finalists will be invited to submit full project proposals for further evaluation.
The Healthy Communities Grant Program anticipates awarding approximately 10-15 cooperative agreements from these full project proposals in 201 5.