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Environmental Justice Small Grants Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.604
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Mar 8, 2019

Regional contacts are listed in the application instructions. A map showing the EPA regions is available on the EPA website.


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:

  1. Projects that address the needs of 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, and earthquakes
  2. Projects that include the needs of US military veterans and/or homeless populations
  3. Proposals submitted by eligible organizations that have not received an Environmental Justice grant award in the last 6 years
  4. New applicants to the Urban Waters Program

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

Eligible applicants include:

  • Incorporated nonprofit organizations including, but not limited to, environmental justice networks, faith-based organizations, and those affiliated with religious institutions
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • Alaska Native Villages
  • Tribal organizations
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award Ceiling: $30,000
Expected Number of Awards: 50
Total Program Funding: $1,500,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application procedures are available through

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Emergency preparedness and response · Environmental health · Housing and homelessness · Minorities · Poverty · Public health · Veterans

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