EPA to Help Older Citizens

Washington, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting applications for projects that would protect elderly citizens from environmental hazards. According to the agency, projects must address one or more of the following: 1. Train older adults to be community environmental leaders; 2. Demonstrate new or experimental technologies, or methods to reduce exposure to environmental health hazards; 3. Build state, local and tribal capacity to protect the health of older adults from environmental hazards; 4. Develop and implement intergenerational strategies that reduce exposure to environmental health hazards; and 5. Demonstrate how activities can improve the quality of life while improving environmental quality. The application deadline is June 28, and there is approximately $200,000 available for project funding. For more information, visit www.epa.gov/aging.