Region 1: EPA New England

2021 Healthy Communities Grant Program

The Healthy Communities Grant Program is EPA New England’s main competitive grant program to fund work directly with communities to support EPA’s missionto reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life.The Healthy Communities Grant Program will achieve this through identifying and funding projects that:

  • Target resources to benefit communities at risk [areas needing to create community resilience, environmental justice areas of potential concern, sensitive populations (e.g.,children, elderly, tribes, urban and rural residents, and others at increased risk)].
  • Assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risks.
  • Increase collaboration through partnerships and community-based projects.
  • Build institutional and community capacity to understand and solve environmental and human health problems.
  • Advance emergency preparedness and ecosystem resilience.
  • Achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits.

To qualify as eligible projects under the Healthy Communities Grant Program, proposed projects must: (1) be located in and/or directly benefit one or more of the Target Investment Areas; and (2) identify how the proposed project will achieve measurable environmental and/or public health results in one or more of the Target Program Areas. Detailed descriptions of the target areas can be found in the application guidance below.

Application Guidance

2021 Healthy Communities Grant Program (PDF) (37 pp, 299 K, about PDF)