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EPA Understanding PFAS Uptake and Bioaccumulation Research Funding RFA– Due 12/6; Info Webinar 10/26

Opportunity Title:

Research for Understanding PFAS Uptake and Bioaccumulation in Plant and Animals in Agricultural, Rural, and Tribal Communities Request for Applications (RFA)

Funder/Agency:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Opportunity Number:

EPA-G2023-STAR-J1

Description:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applicants for research to better understand per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) uptake in agricultural plants and animals and to help agricultural, rural, and Tribal communities mitigate and manage the impacts of PFAS exposure.


PFAS are a group of synthetic chemicals that have been widely used in a variety of industry and consumer products. These substances are resistant to degradation, can build up in the body over time, and exposure has been linked to harmful health effects. Due to their widespread use, PFAS may be found in soil, air, water, and food, and most people in the United States have had some level of exposure.

Research to mitigate PFAS exposure and improve agronomical management is crucial for enhanced support of agricultural production, farm viability and Tribal communities. Applicants are required to respond to the following research area covered by this solicitation: Develop research that provides new understanding of PFAS bioaccumulation in plants and animals within agricultural operations.

Acceptable research categories include:

  • PFAS bioaccumulation via biosolid applications

  • Livestock resources

  • Irrigation waters

  • Previously unidentified pre-harvest sources

  • Whole-food webs as it relates to Tribal agricultural settings


Eligibility:

Public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations, public and private institutions of higher education (IHEs), and hospitals located in the U.S. and its territories or possessions; state and local governments; Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments; and U.S. territories or possessions are eligible to apply. Profit-making firms and individuals are not eligible to apply.

Award Details:

Total Amount Available:

$8,000,000


Maximum Award:

$1,600,000

Deadline:

December 6, 2023


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