U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ)
02/07/20 11:59 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories nonprofit organizations, tribal governments, and tribal organizations to address environmental and public health issues impacting underserved communities. The long-term goals of the program are to help strengthen communities with concerns related to environmental justice and to create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve local environments in the future.
Eligible projects must demonstrate use of the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Model to support their collaborative efforts during the project period. For additional information see: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-11/documents/ej-cps-rfa-2020_final_11.12.2019.pdf#page=3
The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding to support community-based organizations in their efforts to collaborate and partner with local stakeholder groups (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical service providers, and academia) as they develop and implement community-driven solutions that address environmental and/or public health issues for underserved communities. The term “underserved community” refers to a community with environmental justice concerns and/or vulnerable populations, including minority, low income, rural, tribal, indigenous, and homeless populations.
Collaborative problem-solving involves the establishment and maintenance of partnerships between and among other stakeholders and the underserved community to address the community’s local environmental and/or public health issues. For a list of stakeholder groups that partnerships can include, see: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-11/documents/ej-cps-rfa-2020_final_11.12.2019.pdf#page=4
Types of projects the EJCPS program has funded in the past include, but are not limited to, the following:
For information about eligible activities, see: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-11/documents/ej-cps-rfa-2020_final_11.12.2019.pdf#page=6
GrantWatch ID#: 140174
Ten awards will be made (one award per region).
Up to $120,000 per award
Funded assistance agreements will have a two-year project period.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Access the pre-application assistance calls by dialing 866-299-3188 and entering the code 202-564-6349# when prompted.
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
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