“The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annouces the release of the Integrating Human Health and Well-Being with Ecosystem Services Request for Applications (RFA). This RFA goal is to fund community-based research that will foster better understanding of how human and well-being are interconnected with – and depend on – ecosystem services.
Specifically, this research examines how communities can integrate ecosystem services with human health and well-being to inform their decision making and management practices. This RFA aims to develop information that allows communities to integrate environmental, societal and economic information and to better manage multiple stressors and their cumulative impacts on humans and ecosystems. The ultimate goal is to help communities achieve their own objectives while taking advantage of more relevant and accessible information about ecosystem services.
The Integrating Human Health and Well-Being with Ecosystems Services RFA is part of EPA’s Sustainable and Healthy Communities (SHC) Research program. The SHC Research Program provides useful science and tools for decision makers at all levels to help communities advance sustainability as well as achieve regulatory compliance. SHC is collaborating with partners to conduct research that will result in science-based knowledge to guide decisions that will better sustain a healthy society and environment in America’s communities.
Partnerships and community engagement are strongly encouraged for this research.
- Funding Number– EPA-G2016-STAR-A1 and EPA-G2016-STAR-A2 for Early Career Projects
- Closing Date– April 21, 2016, 11:59:59 pm Eastern Time
- Award Ceiling– $3 million
- Number of Expected Awards– Approximately three regular and three early-career awards
- Eligibility– “Public nonprofit institutions/organizations (includes public institutions of higher education and hospitals) and private nonprofit institutions/organizations (includes private institutions of higher education and hospitals) located in the U.S., state and local governments, Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments, and U.S. territories or possessions are eligible to apply.” (epa.gov) Please See Full Announcement for More Details
- More Information– epa.gov
- For more information about the RFA, please contact Ron Josephson for eligibility questions or Anne Sergeant for technical questions.
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