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2019 Regional/State/Tribal Innovation Projects

2019 Regional-State-Tribal Innovation Projects

EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) provided an opportunity for the EPA Regions to submit proposals for innovative projects to address state and tribal science priorities.  For 2019, we are excited to support eight state projects, connecting with 12 states, and one territory. This year three tribal projects across four tribal partners will also be supported. The innovative approaches focus on advanced monitoring technologies, social science, prize competitions, and citizen science. These projects directly address environmental priorities shared by EPA, states and tribes and will advance science essential to environmental protection. Find out more information about the projects below. 

US map showing locations of 2019 Regional, State, and Tribal Innovation Projects

Regions Partners Project
List of 2019 Innovation Project Partners

Region 2

  • Puerto Rico Department of Health, Environmental Health Division
  • University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez
  • Puerto Rico Mayors Association
  • Partner Organizations in the EPA-led Puerto Rico Healthy Buildings Long-Term Recovery Initiative

New Test Method for Community Mapping of Radon in Puerto Rico

Region 3

  • Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Pittsburgh's Carnegie Science Center
Real-time Water Quality Monitoring for Early Warning of Spills and Contamination
Region 4
  • Catawba Indian Nation
  • Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
  • Mecklenburg County Air Quality Department (NC)
  • Georgia Environmental Protection Department
  • Broward County (FL)

Improving Tribal and Citizen Science with Collocated Low-Cost Air Sensor Shelters

Region 4
  • Florida Department of Health
Enhanced Post Flooding Risk Communication to Reduce Indoor Air Health Hazards
Region 5
  • Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Real-Time Sensors to Screen for Water Quality Impacts from Wastewater Discharges
Region 6
  • The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
Innovative Immunoassay to Determine Waterborne Disease Risk in Tribes
Region 7 & 8
  • Iowa Department of Natural Resources
  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Missouri Department of Natural Resources
  • Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council
  • Environmental Council of the States
Risk Communication about Harmful Algal Blooms to Recreational Water Users
Region 8
  • Utah Geologic Survey
  • Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Monitoring Impacts of Mines on Surface Water in Utah
Region 8
  • Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Water Quality Program
  • Utah Geologic Survey
  • Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Monitoring Impacts of Mines on Surface Water on Tribal Lands
Region 9
  • City of Los Angeles
  • South Coast Air Quality Management District
Best Practices Guide for Library Air Sensor Loan Programs
Region 10
  • Alaska Dept of Environmental Conservation
  • Fairbanks North Star Borough
Effectiveness of Messaging Strategies to Decrease Wood Stove Pollution