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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
Apr 10, 2023

Jacob Burney

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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.

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

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.

Application process

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

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American Indian or Alaska Native · Asian · Black or African American · Children and youth · Elderly population · Emergency preparedness and response · Environmental health · Health disparities · Hispanic or Latino · Housing and homelessness · LGBTQI+ · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Networking and collaboration · People with disabilities · Planning and strategy methods and resources · Poverty · Public health · Racial and ethnic groups

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