The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a new US$50-million grant program—the Healthy Schools Grant Program.
The proposed program would provide U.S. educational facilities with a total of $50 million in funding to help identify, prevent, and reduce environmental hazards such as exposure to toxic chemicals, asthma triggers, or pests.
“Protecting children’s health is a top priority for EPA, and this new funding would help schools address poor and deteriorating conditions that can harm children’s health and stymie academic progress,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “This grant program would help schools, especially those in underserved communities, reduce exposures to environmental hazards, create healthier learning environments, and ensure children can reach their fullest potential.”
For more information on the EPA’s proposal, click here.