Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program
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This program provides funding to support community-based organizations to use the EPA Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Model to develop and implement community-driven solutions that address environmental and/or public health issues for underserved and disadvantaged communities.
For this opportunity, underserved communities includes Black, Latino, Indigenous/Native American, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other persons of color; children, the elderly, religious minorities; LGBTQ+ individuals; people with disabilities; people living in rural areas; individuals adversely affected by persistent poverty or inequality; and environmentally overburdened communities.
Special consideration will be given to projects that:
- Address climate change, disaster resiliency, and/or emergency preparedness to meet 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
- Are performed in rural areas, as defined by the program
- Utilize a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) to determine the potential effects of a proposed environmental decision on the health of underserved and vulnerable communities
Community-based nonprofit organizations or formal partnerships of community-based nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.
Award ceiling: $500,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 83
Estimated total program funding: $30,000,000
$5,000,000 of the total funding will be set aside for up to 33 awards to community-based non-profit organizations (CBOs) who propose projects of up to $150,000 each and who have 5 or fewer full-time employees on staff.
Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through grants.gov.
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, view details
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