EPA solicits grant applications for Air Pollution Monitoring for Communities: EPA, as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research on empowering communities and individuals to take action to avoid air pollution exposure, using low-cost portable air pollution sensors. Specifically of interest is research on using low-cost portable sensors to understand and avoid air pollution exposure, on the ways communities and individuals interact with air pollution sensors and their data, on methods for understanding and managing the quality of data from air pollution sensors, and on how sensors and sensor networks compare to existing state-of-the-art air quality monitoring methods. The deadline for the RFA is October 7, 2014.

Air, Climate and Energy (ACE) Centers: Science Supporting Solutions RFA: EPA is seeking research on the development of sound science to systematically inform policy makers at the state and local levels regarding the development of innovative approaches to enable effective implementation of air pollution control strategies to achieve the greatest public health benefits by reducing exposure to harmful air pollution. The deadline for the RFA is September 4, 2014.

Sierra Health Foundation’s Responsive Grants Program Now Open. The Sierra Health Foundation’s Responsive Grants Program continues to support projects that improve the health and well-being of people throughout its 26-county funding region in Northern California. Grants of up to $15,000 are available to nonprofit organizations and public agencies. Application materials for this year’s second funding round, due by noon on July 28, are available on the Responsive Grants Program webpage.