EPA has reportedly awarded $2.4 million through 17 cooperative agreements to nonprofit organizations and a university for nationwide indoor air quality (IAQ) improvements. The stated goal of the project is “to educate Americans on how to reduce the environmental health risks of [IAQ] contaminants through demonstrations, education projects, training and outreach efforts.”

The cooperative agreements will (i) promote positive IAQ management practices in schools nationwide, including holistic approaches to environmental issues; (ii) create awareness to reduce asthma triggers in the home and encourage the use of an asthma management plan; (iii) increase the number of homes tested for radon and built with radon-resistant features, and increase radon mitigation in existing homes; (iv) increase effective IAQ practices in office buildings; and (v) motivate Americans to improve IAQ in their homes. See EPA Press Release, October 20, 2010.