U.S. EPA announces release of National Priorities: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Request for Application (RFA)

URL: https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/national-priorities-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances

Open Date: May 4, 2018 ­– June 18, 2018

National Priorities: Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances

Background:

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announces the release of its National Priorities: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) RFA. EPA is seeking applications that generate new information for nationally assessing PFAS fate and transport, exposure, and toxicity. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are manmade chemicals designed to resist heat, water, and oil.  Used in a variety of consumer products and industrial applications, PFASs are moderately to highly water soluble, persistent, bio accumulative, and toxic.

This RFA will inform new strategies that protect public health and the environment from PFAS exposure and adverse outcomes. The EPA anticipates funding approximately two awards under this RFA for a total of $1,984,400. The total project period requested in an application submitted for this RFA may not exceed three years.

For information on eligibility, project specifications or how to apply, go to https://www.epa.gov/research-grants/national-priorities-and-polyfluoroalkyl-substances.

The National Priorities: Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances is part of EPA’s Safe and Sustainable Water Resources (SSWR) Research Program.

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