[Sqg-program] FW: 2009 CARE Grant Solicitation: Deadline: March 16, 2009

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From: Swingle.Pamela at epamail.epa.gov [mailto:Swingle.Pamela at epamail.epa.gov] 
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 11:33 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients
Subject: 2009 CARE Grant Solicitation: Deadline: March 16, 2009

Hello Everyone.
Below is the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Grant
Solicitation.  Please distribute to those who may be interested.  Please
note the CARE Program has prepared a Question and Answer document which
can be found on the CARE Web site (www.epa.gov/care). Any additional
questions or comments must be communicated in writing via postal mail,
facsimile, or by using our Web site listed above. Answers will be
posted, biweekly, until the closing date of this announcement at the OAR
Grants/Funding Web page (http://www.epa.gov/air/grants_funding.html).
Happy Holidays!!

Pam Swingle
Office of P2 and Innovations
EPA, Region 4
61 Forsyth Street SW
Atlanta, GA  30303
Phone:  (404) 562-8482
Fax:       (404) 562-8210
Email:   swingle.pamela at epa.gov

Interested in Applying for a 2009 CARE Grant?

The 2009 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency CARE Cooperative Agreement
Request for Proposals (RFP) is now available on-line at:
This year the application time line is almost 3 months and the deadline
is March 16, 2009.

The CARE website has additional information related to the CARE RFP,
including our upcoming Q&A Webcasts, so also visit:

About the CARE RFP
Around $3 million will be available in 2009 to support community-based
partnerships to reduce pollution at the local level through the
Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program.

EPA anticipates awarding CARE cooperative agreements in two levels.
Level I cooperative agreements range from $75,000 to $100,000 and will
help establish community-based partnerships to develop local
environmental priorities. Level II awards, ranging from $150,000 to
$300,000 each, will support communities that have established
broad-based partnerships, have identified the priority toxic risks in
the community, and are prepared to measure results, implement risk
reduction activities, and become self-sustaining. In 2008, $2.7 million
in cooperative agreements were made available to more than 18
communities through the CARE program, a community-based,
community-driven program that builds partnerships to help the public
understand and reduce toxic risks from numerous sources. Examples of
projects include addressing abandoned, contaminated industrial and
residential properties in Gary, Ind., dealing with agriculture-related
toxics in Yakima County, Wash., and reducing air emissions from diesel
trucks and buses in Woonsocket, R.I. Since 2005, the grants to reduce
toxics in the environment have reached over 60 communities in over 30

Applications for the CARE grants are due March 16, 2009. Eligible
applicants include county and local governments, tribes, non-profit
organizations and universities. EPA will conduct three conference calls,
Feb. 3, 24 and 27, for prospective applicants to ask questions about the
application process.

Additional information about the CARE program, previous cooperative
agreement recipients, and applying for the 2009 grants is available at:

CARE Request for Proposals Q&A Webcast (also available on

The CARE program will conduct three national information sessions for
cooperative agreement applicants via national Internet seminars, or
Webcasts,  in February 2009.

February 3, 2009        12:30 - 2:00 p.m. eastern time

     February 24, 2009        12:30 - 2:00 p.m. eastern time

     February 27, 2009              10:00 – 11:30 a.m. eastern time

To register for the upcoming CARE Internet Seminar for any of the above
dates, please go to:

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