This section of the Clean Air Act requires that funding be distributed to groups aiming to study or investigate the causes and prevention of air pollution. Funding has been used for community education and outreach, monitoring studies, training, home assessments and research on health impacts of air quality issues.
Example Eligible IAQ Activities:
Community Outreach and Education, Training, Asthma Home Visits, Energy Audits, Partnership Building, and Pilots Projects
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) uses funds from CAA 103 to support its annual Air Quality subaward program. In 2018, the Native Village of Nuiqsut used ANTHC's subaward funds to place CO detectors in community households and collect data on peak exposure levels. [source]
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.
EPA works to ensure that:
Americans have clean air, land and water;
National efforts to reduce environmental risks are based on the best available scientific information;
Federal laws protecting human health and the environment are administered and enforced fairly, effectively and as Congress intended;
Environmental stewardship is integral to U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy;
All parts of society--communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments--have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks;
Contaminated lands and toxic sites are cleaned up by potentially responsible parties and revitalized; and
Chemicals in the marketplace are reviewed for safety.