The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a competitive grant opportunity to increase air quality monitoring capabilities in underserved communities and to promote partnerships between government and community organizations. This funding opportunity, called the Enhanced Air Quality Monitoring for Communities (RFA#: EPA-OAR-OAQPS-22-01), encourages state, local, and tribal governments as well as private and public non-profits and community groups to apply. The assistance program was created through the American Rescue Plan to reduce pollution in underserved communities and to support communities that need better information about air quality in their neighborhoods. Approximately 50-70 grants ranging in value from $25,000 to $100,000 (20-30 “small” grants) and $100,001 to $500,000 (30-40 “large” grants) will be awarded for a total of $20 Million available.
Entanglement Technologies is an ideal partner for this grant opportunity. Our AROMA analyzers are designed for community monitoring of air toxics, also called hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). AROMA analyzers provide real-time, lab-quality, field and mobile VOC measurements, allowing our partners to fill critical capability gaps in air quality monitoring applications without requiring an expert operator. Our ethylene oxide analyzer, AROMA-ETO, is uniquely capable of performing field analysis of ambient air single digit part-per-trillion concentrations, which is below the cancer risk level.
Partner with Entanglement to protect your community. Contact us at email@example.com. The deadline to apply for this EPA grant is February 25th, 2022.