The Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting applications for eligible entities to conduct projects for reducing human health risks posed by contaminants in indoor environments, according to an agency release.

Applications will be accepted for the following project types:
  • Education of asthmatics and their parents and/or primary care givers concerning environmental triggers through home, daycare, community and school interventions,
  • Training of healthcare professionals, community workers, and other trained individuals on environmental management of asthma so they can counsel people with asthma,
  • Educating parents and care givers on children’s exposure to environmental tobacco smoke through home, daycare, and community interventions, and
  • Outreach and training projects that result in effective indoor air quality (IAQ) management practices in schools
According to the release, EPA Region 6, which includes Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and 65 tribes, will award up to five project grants in fiscal year 2008 of between $5,000 and $50,000 each, with a total of approximately $150,000 available for all awards. Eligible applicants include states, local governments, territories, Indian Tribes, and the possessions of the U.S., including the District of Columbia, international organizations, public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories and other public or private nonprofit institutions.

The closing date for applications is May 30, 2008, 11:00 p.m. CDT. Apply electronically through