Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
The Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants Program provides grants for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within an affected community. The program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. Applicants are encouraged to have a direct connection to the affected community impacted by environmental harms and risks.
For the purposes of this competition, an affected community is defined as a vulnerable community that may be disproportionately impacted by environmental harms and risks and has a local environmental and/or public health issue that is identified in the applicant’s proposal.
The current opportunity will place special emphasis on proposals in two areas:
- Underrepresented states - defined as states and U.S. territories where 3 or fewer EJ grants have been awarded over the last 5 years. A list of all underrepresented states is included in the application instructions.
- New Potential Grantees – defined as projects proposed by eligible organizations that have not received an EJ grant award over the last 5 years.
Previously funded projects include:
- Empowering farm workers to overcome pesticide-related environmental and health challenges in Pennsylvania
- Providing healthy home assessments for environmental hazards in homes of families with children under the age of 12
- Promoting environmental justice, public health, and climate resiliency in response to coal mining projects in a native village in Alaska
An eligible applicant must be one of the following entities:
- Incorporated nonprofit organizations including, but not limited to, environmental justice networks, faith-based organizations, and those affiliated with religious institutions
- Federally recognized tribal governments
- Tribal organizations
Award Ceiling: $30,000
Expected Number of Awards: 40
Total Program Funding: $1,200,000
Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through grants.gov.
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