- Educational Institution
- Local Government
- Native/Tribal Entity
- State Government
- Environmental Clean-up
- Health and Safety
Reserved for Energy
Final Date to Submit Questions: March 5, 2024
This notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) solicits applications from Tribes, states, territories, local governments/educational agencies, and nonprofit organizations to enable more low-income, disadvantaged, and Tribal kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) schools and/or school districts across rural, suburban, and/or urban areas to monitor and reduce GHG emissions and indoor air pollutants through the development and adoption of comprehensive indoor air quality (IAQ) management plans consistent with EPA’s IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit and Framework, Energy Savings Plus Health Guidance, Preventive Maintenance Guidance, and other EPA recommended IAQ best practices.
Entities with experience conducting national, regional, or multi-state IAQ management capacity building programs, providing IAQ training, executing IAQ research in school settings, or disseminating IAQ standards/policies that have achieved positive outcomes (especially with schools and Tribal entities) are encouraged to apply.
The total estimated funding for this competitive opportunity is approximately $32,000,000. EPA anticipates awarding four to six grants of $5,000,000 to $8,000,000 to support five years of IAQ and GHG reduction activities. Grants will fund activities at the state, multi-state, regional, and national level. The final number and value of grants awarded through this NOFO will be subject to the availability of funds, the quality of applications received, and other applicable considerations.
Eligible applicants may submit only one grant application to fund activities in two or more of the four project areas listed below:
- IAQ and GHG Reduction Capacity Building targeting facility management staff, health officers, and key decision makers at K-12 schools and/or school districts in low-income and disadvantaged communities.
- Tribal IAQ and GHG Reduction Capacity Building targeting facility management staff, health officers, and key decision makers at K-12 schools in Tribal communities.
- IAQ and GHG Reduction Training and Education Campaign for facility management staff and health officers at K-12 schools and school districts in low-income, disadvantaged, and Tribal communities, and/or the development of qualified K-12 school staff necessary to execute comprehensive IAQ and GHG Reduction Plans.
- IAQ and GHG Reduction Research and Demonstration Projects in K-12 schools located in low-income, disadvantaged, and/or Tribal communities.
Federally operated Tribal schools, like those managed by the Bureau of Indian Education, are not eligible to apply for and receive funding through this notice of funding opportunity, but they can participate in and benefit from the activities funded by this notice.