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EPA Environmental Justice Requests for Applications Due May 7, 2021

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced two Environmental Justice (EJ) Requests for Applications for EJ Small Grants (SG) and EJ Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) Cooperative Agreements. 

 Small Grants are for $50K each for one year. 

Proposed projects should include activities designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to understand the local environmental and public health issues, and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level.

 Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreements are for $160K each for two years. 

Proposed projects should include activities to develop solutions that will significantly address environmental and/or public health issue(s) at the local level through collaborations and partnerships with other stakeholders.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • COVID-19 Impacts on Underserved Communities (Both)
  • Climate/Disaster Resiliency (Both)
  • Ports Initiative Projects (Small Grants)
  • Projects from Small Nonprofits (10 or fewer staff, Small Grants)
  • New Applicants and Grantees (Both)

 Eligible entities include: Nonprofits, U.S. territories, Tribal governments (federally recognized and state-recognized), and Native American organizations.

 For more information:

Release on both EJ RFAs EJ SG RFA EJ CPS RFA