The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced that it is soliciting grant applications for its new Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Grant Program (COPPGP), which will assist state, local, and tribal entities in reducing injuries and deaths due to carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Grant applications are being accepted through December 15, 2023. Application materials can be found via grants.gov.
CFSI and several members of CFSI’s National Advisory Committee were instrumental in advocating for the passage of the Nicholas and Zachary Burt Memorial Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2022, which authorized the grant program. The bill, which became law last year, was sponsored by Senators Amy Klobuchar (MN) and John Hoeven (ND) in the Senate and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH) and Buddy Carter (GA) in the House. CFSI and our partner organizations also advocated strongly for appropriations to fund the grant program. Congress approved $2 million to fund the program in FY2023.
CFSI encourages eligible entities to apply for this funding to promote CO safety in local communities. Eligible entities include:
- State governments
- Special district governments
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- County governments
- City or township governments
- Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
For more information on eligibility and other criteria, see the announcement on grants.gov. Any questions for CPSC can be directed to Grants Management Specialist Harvey Kincaid at [email protected] or 301-504-7525.