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Environmental Justice Small Grants Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.604
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jun 1, 2021

Jacob Burney


The Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants Program provides grants to support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand local environmental and public health issues and develop strategies for addressing those issues, building consensus in the community, and setting community priorities.

For the purposes of this competition, an underserved community refers to a community with environmental justice concerns and/or vulnerable populations, including minority, low income, rural, tribal, indigenous, and homeless populations that may be disproportionately impacted by environmental harms and risks.

The current opportunity will place special emphasis on proposals in the following areas:

  • Public education, training, emergency planning, and/or investigations on impacts of COVID-19 on underserved communities and vulnerable populations
  • Projects that address the needs of underserved and vulnerable communities that have been adversely impacted or are likely to be adversely impacted by natural disasters, including, but not limited to, hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, floods, earthquakes, and future pandemics

Eligible applicants include:

  • Incorporated nonprofit organizations including, but not limited to, environmental justice networks, faith-based organizations, and those affiliated with religious institutions
  • U.S. Territories
  • Federally and state recognized tribal governments
  • Alaska Native Villages
  • Tribal organizations
  • Freely associated states including state and local governmental entities and local non-profit organizations in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Palau
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award Ceiling: $75,000
Expected Number of Awards: 100
Total Program Funding: $2,800,000

Half of the total available funding is set aside for awards to nonprofit organizations that have 10 or fewer full-time employees.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Emergency preparedness and response · Environmental health · Health disparities · Housing and homelessness · Infectious diseases · Minorities · Poverty · Public health

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