Apply for an Environmental Justice Grant - due 2/16/2018

$1.2 million is available for Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) Cooperative Agreements. These funds will be distributed to 10 community-based organizations that work to address environmental justice issues nationwide. Each recipient receives up to $120,000 for two-year projects that create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve local environments in the future. Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply. Applications are due February 16.

EPA's Environmental Justice CPS program provides funding for non-profit and tribal organizations to partner with stakeholders from across industry, government, and academia to develop and implement solutions that significantly address environmental and/or public health issues in America's low income and minority communities. The community-based organizations should use EPA's Environmental Justice CPS model to execute a wide array of project plans aligned with EPA's priorities to protect human health and the environment by providing Americans with clean air, land, and water.

To increase outreach to underserved communities, this opportunity will place special emphasis on high ranking proposals to be performed in rural areas as defined by the program. Rural areas, for the purposes of this competition, are defined as local areas with small, low-income, rural, and/or tribal communities with populations of 50,000 or less that have limited access to public or private resources commonly found in metropolitan areas. 


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Source: U.S. EPA