ATSDRs Program to Promote Localized Efforts To Reduce Environmental Exposure (APPLETREE)

ATSDRs Program to Promote Localized Efforts To Reduce Environmental Exposure (APPLETREE) – The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry’s (ATSDR’s) Partnership to Promote Local Efforts to Reduce Environmental Exposure (APPLETREE) Program is critical to ATSDR’s success in accomplishing its mission in communities nationwide.  The Program previously funded 28 state health departments. ATSDR’s awardees will use Cooperative Agreement Program funding to build their ability to evaluate and respond to environmental public health issues.

ATSDR’s primary goal is to keep communities safe from harmful environmental exposures and related diseases.  The purpose of this funding announcement is to assist partners in reducing environmental exposures to hazardous waste in their communities.  ATSDR seeks to work closely with these partners to evaluate exposures at hazardous waste sites, provide public health education for communities, and provide communities on ways to better protect public health.

Eligible applicants include: •Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribal governments. •American Indian/Alaska native tribally designated organizations •Political subdivisions of States (in consultation with States) •State and local governments or their Bona Fide Agents (this includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau). Current Closing Date for Applications: January 09, 2014.