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Funding Now Available for Projects Focused on Protecting Older Adults

Release Date: 04/21/2004
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Enesta Jones 202-564-7873 /

(04/21/04) EPA is currently accepting applications for projects that help protect older adults from environmental hazards such as air and water pollution. Projects must address one or more of the following goals: 1) train older adults, retirees and semi-retirees to be environmental leaders in their communities; 2) demonstrate new or experimental technologies, methods or approaches that reduce exposure to environmental health hazards; 3) build state, local and tribal capacity to protect the health of older adults from environmental hazards; 4) develop and implement intergenerational strategies that reduce exposure to environmental health hazards, and 5) demonstrate how smart growth activities can improve the quality of life for older adults while improving environmental quality. State, local, tribal governments, including environmental, health and aging departments, as well as academic institutions and non-profit organizations, are eligible to apply by the pre-application deadline of June 28. A total of approximately $200,000 is available in funding for grants and cooperative agreements. More information is available at: . These grants and cooperative agreements are part of EPA’s larger effort to protect the health of older adults, who may be more susceptible to environmental hazards, through its Aging Initiative. For more information, go to: .