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Grant to a USA Nonprofit, Agency, Tribe, IHE, or Hospital to Research the Impacts of Pollution Exposure on Children

Center for Early Lifestage Vulnerabilities to Environmental Stressors - Cumulative Health Impacts for Children in Underserved Rural Agricultural Communities in the United States

GrantWatch ID# 206718
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - Office of Science Advisor, Policy and Engagement - Office of Research and Development (ORD) - Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program
CFDA Number: 66.509
Funding or PIN Number: EPA-G2023-STAR-C1
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Important Dates
Conference Date: 12/06/22
Deadline: 01/11/23 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Grant Description
Grant to a USA or territories public or private organization, state or local government, tribal government, IHE, or hospital for research exploring the impacts of exposure to pollution and other environmental stressors on children. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to submitting a proposal.

The EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection (OCHP) plays an essential role in carrying out the agency’s mission to protect children where they live, learn, and play and works closely with EPA’s program and regional offices to ensure that EPA actions and programs address the unique vulnerabilities of children. Exposures to mixtures of chemicals, along with non-chemical environmental stressors such as poverty, limited access to services, and changing conditions found in our everyday environment, may pose developmental and life-long health risks to children. Pollutant exposure during pregnancy and early childhood may be a crucial determinant of their lifetime health and has been associated with adverse neurodevelopment, childhood cancers, and other adverse health outcomes. Children in underserved, rural agricultural communities may be exposed to agricultural chemicals through ambient air, water, and soil, in addition to exposure to these chemicals via take-home and occupational routes (for adolescents). Moreover, adverse health outcomes in these children resulting from exposure to chemicals may be exacerbated by non-chemical stressors. There is an urgent research need to investigate adverse cumulative health impacts from exposures to chemical and non-chemical stressors for children in these communities in order to effectively reduce early childhood and lifetime health disparities.

EPA is interested in supporting a transdisciplinary research center that will investigate the cumulative health impacts of early lifestage (prenatal and childhood up to adolescence) exposures to pollutants in conjunction with other relevant non-chemical stressors among children in underserved, rural agricultural communities in the United States.

The research area of interest focuses on the cumulative health impacts of early lifestage (prenatal and childhood up to adolescence) exposures to pollutants in conjunction with other relevant nonchemical stressors among those living in underserved, rural agricultural communities in the United States. For more information about Specific Research Areas of Interest/Expected Outputs and Outcomes, see


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Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations, public and private institutions of higher education (IHEs), and hospitals located in the U.S. and its territories or possessions; state and local governments; Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; and U.S. territories or possessions are eligible to apply.

For more information, see Section III. Eligibility Information at

Profit-making firms and individuals are not eligible to apply. Foreign governments, international organizations, and non-governmental international organizations/institutions are not eligible to apply.

For Funding Restrictions, see

Pre-Proposal Conference

Pre-Application Information
Solicitation Opening Date: November 10, 2022
Solicitation Closing Date: January 11, 2023: 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time

Organizations applying to this funding opportunity must have an active registration. Please note that registration is different than obtaining a UEI only. For (System for Award Management) Registration Instructions and Registration Instructions, see

Cost sharing is not required.

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Estimated Size of Grant
Requests for amounts in excess of a total of $1,900,000, including direct and indirect costs, will not be considered.

Contact Information
Further information, if needed, may be obtained from the EPA contacts indicated below. Information regarding this RFA obtained from sources other than these Agency Contacts may not be accurate. Email inquiries are preferred.
Technical Contact: Intaek Hahn; phone: 202-564-4377; email:
Eligibility Contact: Ron Josephson; phone: 202-564-7823; email:
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