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Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.306
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
May 7, 2021

Jacob Burney


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 communities. For this opportunity, underserved community is defined as a community with environmental justice concerns and/or vulnerable populations, including minority, low income, rural, tribal, indigenous, and homeless populations.

Special consideration will be given to projects that:

  • Address the impacts that the current COVID-19 pandemic has on vulnerable populations, using funding to conduct public education, training, outreach, investigations and/or develop plans and programs to specifically work on mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on environmental justice communities
  • 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
  • Have never received an award under this program

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
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $160,000
Project period: 2 years
Estimated number of awards: 20
Estimated total program funding: $3,200,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through

Technical assistance:

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Emergency preparedness and response · Environmental health · Health disparities · Housing and homelessness · Infectious diseases · Minorities · Networking and collaboration · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Poverty · Public health

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