Frequently Asked Questions

How do I create and submit my application?

Applications should be created and submitted online.

Are there resources available to help me write my application?

Yes, the following resources are available to help you as you complete your application:

Check out the Apply Online page for additional information to help you complete your application, including advice on how to effectively tell your story.

How do I know if my organization is eligible to apply?

Beginning with the 2020 application cycle, the category classification has been removed. Past award winners have included health plans, health care providers, public health organizations and community-based organizations. Many types of organizations demonstrate leadership and excellence through their efforts to build, scale and sustain coordinated community asthma care systems. You can learn more about the past award winners’ exemplary work, including some of the distinguishing features that helped their applications stand out, in the Award Winners Hall of Fame.

To qualify for the award, applicants must serve in a significant leadership and coordination role in asthma care and service-delivery in their communities. All applicants must demonstrate and describe their contributions and the contributions of key partners in coordinating and delivering comprehensive asthma care and services, and how their role is vital to the delivery of NIH NAEPP 2020 Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines–based asthma care across their community asthma care system.

For more information on eligibility and additional examples of eligible applicants, please visit the Criteria page. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact

When I began my online award application, I also joined What does this mean and how can I use

One of the benefits of applying for EPA’s National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management is becoming a member of This online Network is designed for community-based asthma programs and organizations that sponsor them—including representatives of health plans and providers, government health and environmental agencies, nonprofits, coalitions, schools and more. The Network is supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in partnership with Allies Against Asthma, a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN), a nonprofit organization funded by the Merck Company Foundation.

By joining, you will have real-time access to other registered programs and their best practices; cutting-edge Internet tools to facilitate collaboration, problem solving and learning between leaders of asthma programs; and the most current strategies for making your program a thriving and comprehensive asthma management resource. Take advantage of these membership benefits:

The Network is offered at no cost and open to all community-based programs committed to helping people with asthma live the healthy and active lives they deserve.

I am already a member of How do I retrieve my username and password?

If you forgot your password, click here and enter in your username or e-mail address to retrieve your password.

I am a past National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management winner. Am I eligible to apply?

No, past award winners are not eligible to apply for the award. Federal agencies and national non-profits are also not eligible to apply. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact

My asthma management program is based outside of the United States. Am I eligible to apply for the National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management?

No, only programs located in the United States are eligible to apply for the award. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact


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