Bloomberg Law
Dec. 13, 2021, 7:33 PM

EPA Releases Millions in Grants for Community Air Monitoring

Jennifer Hijazi
Jennifer Hijazi

The Environmental Protection Agency will award $20 million in funds for community air monitoring effort, the largest agency investment of its kind, according to a Monday announcement.

Grants will be awarded through a competitive application process “to enhance ambient air quality monitoring in communities across the United States” with a focus on those overburdened with criteria and hazardous air pollution like particulate matter and benzene.

  • The funds are part of a $50 million appropriation through the American Rescue Plan for environmental justice air monitoring initiatives. After awarding around 50 to 70 applications, the EPA says it’ll use the other $30 ...