Metadata Updated: July 3, 2021

This is a provisional dataset that contains point locations for the subset of Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) grants given out by the US EPA. CARE is a competitive grant program that offers an innovative way for a community to organize and take action to reduce toxic pollution in its local environment. There are many limitations to the data so it is advised that these metadata be read carefully before use. Although the records for these grant locations are drawn directly from the official EPA grants repository (IGMS Integrated Grants Management System), it is important to know that the IGMS was designed for purposes that did not include accurately portraying the grants place of performance on a map. Instead, the IGMS grant recipients mailing address is the primary source for grant locations. Particularly for statewide grants that are administered via State and Regional headquarters, the grant location data should not be interpreted as the grants place of performance. In 2012, a policy was established to start to collect the place of performance as a pilot for newly awarded grants that were deemed community-based in nature and for these the grant location depicted in this database will be a more reliable indicator of the actual place of performance. As for the locational accuracy of these points, there is no programmatic certification process, however, they are being entered by the Grant Project Officers who are most familiar with the details of the grants, apart from the grantees themselves. Limitations notwithstanding, this is a first-of-breed attempt to map all of the Agencys grants, using the best internal geocoding algorithms available, and is a useful tool for getting to an understanding of the distribution of USEPA grant-giving. The CARE Grants layer contains Places of Performance for single locations or areas where CARE grants are applied.

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Metadata Date June 23, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 3, 2021
Reference Date(s) May 7, 2012 (publication)

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date June 23, 2021
Metadata Created Date November 10, 2020
Metadata Updated Date July 3, 2021
Reference Date(s) May 7, 2012 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Information (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: None, Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -64.685100
Bbox North Lat 71.295070
Bbox South Lat 17.701010
Bbox West Long -174.200050
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Harvest Source Id ec97977e-585c-416a-b4b3-7d656d36891a
Harvest Source Title Environmental Dataset Gateway FGDC CSDGM
Licence Url
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2005-07-01
Temporal Extent End 2011-09-01

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