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Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Regional Cooperative Agreement Funding for Indoor Air Quality

[October 10, 2012] The following 32 assistance agreements, totaling approximately $1.2 million, were selected and funded by the 10 EPA Regions through a competitive grant announcement announced in early 2012. These selected projects consist of demonstration, training education and/or outreach activities to reduce exposure to indoor air contaminants, primarily in homes and schools. The projects will be carried out at the region, state or local levels.

Selections under the Regional Indoor Environments Request for Applications (RFA) (EPA-OAR-ORIA-12-04)

Applicant/Selectee Title of Project
1 CT Coalition for Environmental Justice Green Cleaning Kills CT's Urban Asthma Epidemic
1 Maine IAQ Council Training Dev — Residential Ren for IAQ Healthy Home
1 Health Resources in Action Sustainable Payment for Comp Asthma Care
1 JSI Research & Training Inst. Learners Take Action — Red. Asthma Disparities
2 Community Foundation of Greater Buffalo, Inc. (CFGB) Resident Education to Reduce Exposure to Indoor Air Pollution in Low-Income Homes in Buffalo, NY
2 ALA of New Jersey (PACNJ) Creating Asthma Friendly Environments in NJ Schools and Child Care Programs
3 University of Tulsa School Improvement Project for US EPA Region 3
3 Baltimore City Health Dept Reducing Asthma in Baltimore (RAB)
4 Mission Healthcare Foundation Reducing Asthma Triggers in Western North Carolina
4 University of Tulsa Asthma Outreach and Schools IAQ Improvement Project in Region 4
5 Minnesota Department of Health Healthy Homes Education of Minnesota Child Care Providers
5 American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest Environmental Intervention for Children's Asthma (EICA) Project
5 Indiana State Department of Health Improving Indoor Air Quality in Indiana Schools
6 University of Tulsa School IAQ Improvement Project for US EPA Region 6
6 Texas A&M University System Health Science Center Integrated Environmental Indoor Management using Healthy Homes and Asthma Education to Improve the Quality of Life of Children with Asthma
6 American Lung Association of the Southwest HIPPY for Healthy Homes Program (HHHP): Curriculum Development and Capacity Building for Managing Indoor Air Quality in Homes
6 University of Arkansas Medical Sciences Expansion of Open Airways for Schools in Underserved New Mexico
6 University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Respiratory Care Faculty as Agents of Change: Investing in IAQ Champions
7 Saint Elizabeth Foundation Breathe Easy Play Healthy
7 St. Louis County Health Department Community Based Asthma Care
7 Linn County, Iowa Health Department Asthma Education
7 American Lung Association of the Plains (Kansas) Indoor Air Quality for Asthmatic Children in Kansas
8 San Luis Valley Ecosystem Council CARE Air Quality Project
8 American Lung Association of the Southwest Children's Environmental Intervention Training (CEIT)
8 University of Tulsa Tribal and Public Schools IAQ Improvement
9 University of Tulsa Office of Research and Development Asthma Outreach & School IAQ Improvement Project in Region 9
9 American Lung Association of the Southwest Open Airways for Schools in Apache, Coconino, Maricopa, Navajo and Pima counties
9 Breathe California of the Bay Area Reducing Indoor Pollutant Exposure through Training and Education
9 American Lung Association in California Improving Student Asthma Self-Management Skills and Indoor Air Quality in Low-Income San Diego Schools
10 Multnomah County Multnomah County Healthy Schools Initiative
10 Cowlitz County Cowlitz County Healthy Homes Project
10 Washington St. University Indoor Environments: Reducing Public Exposure to Indoor Pollutants

These agreements will conduct demonstration, training, education and/or outreach projects that seek to reduce exposure to indoor air pollutants. Demonstrations generally involve new or experimental technologies, methods or approaches, where the results of the project will be disseminated so that others can benefit from the knowledge gained in the demonstration project. Recipients must measure the results of their activities related to indoor air quality issues including pollutants:

  • radon
  • environmental tobacco smoke
  • indoor environmental asthma triggers
  • building types such as schools, commercial and homes

Although achievement of the end environmental outcome may not be able to be attributed to, or measurable within, the time frame of a single assistance agreements, results must involve:

  • Outputs — an activity, effort and/or associated product related to a larger environmental or programmatic goal or objective to be produced or provided over a specific period of time or by a specified date and that will be measurable, either qualitatively or quantitatively, within the assistance funding period.
  • Outcomes — a measurable impact, result, effect or consequence that occurs from carrying out the program or activity. It may be programmatic, behavioral, environmental or health-related in nature. Impacts of programs or changes in behavior are typically intermediate outcomes that will eventually lead to desired changes in environmental or health status or end outcomes.