The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has funding available to support the outreach and education efforts of the Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) initiative. The purpose of the grant program is to enhance Minnesotans’ understanding and knowledge of contaminants of emerging concern in water that may be used for drinking. Under this grant program, MDH will consider proposed projects that:
*Raise awareness of emerging contaminants, how they enter the environment, and their health impacts.
*Highlight the values of clean drinking water and how activities of MDH’s Contaminants of Emerging Concern Initiative (health-based guidance development, rapid assessments, and other special projects) contribute to clean water in Minnesota.
*Promote individual, family, and community behaviors that reduce environmental releases of emerging contaminants.
*Contribute to the understanding of Minnesotans’ knowledge and attitudes about emerging contaminants in the State’s water resources.
Funded programs may result in:
*Community or personal actions;
*New media products or literature;
*Workshops or conferences;
*Other public and stakeholder engagement activities; or
Applications for Education and Outreach Grants are being accepted through April 1, 2019 at 4:30 PM. To access the RFP, click here: Request for Proposal: Contaminants of Emerging Concern Outreach and Education Grants.