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Environmental Justice Government-to-Government Program (EJG2G)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.312
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Apr 14, 2023

Omari Burrell


Competition to support projects that transform overburdened and underserved communities into healthy, thriving communities capable of addressing the environmental and public health challenges they have historically faced. The purpose of the EJG2G program is to support and/or create model state, tribal, local, and territorial government activities that lead to measurable environmental or public health results in communities disproportionately burdened by environmental harms and risks. Projects addressing climate change, disaster resiliency, and/or emergency preparedness and projects in rural/tribal areas will be given priority.

Applications must show successful partnerships with community-based nonprofit organizations and other stakeholders to develop solutions that will significantly address disproportionate environmental and public health harms related to pollution and climate change at the state and local level.

Project categories include:

  • Community-led air and other pollution monitoring, prevention, and remediation, and investments in low- and zero-emission and resilient technologies and related infrastructure and workforce development that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants
  • Mitigating climate and health risks from urban heat islands, extreme heat, wood heater emissions, and wildfire events
  • Climate resiliency and adaptation
  • Reducing indoor toxins and indoor air pollution

A detailed list of eligible project activities and project examples are provided in the application instructions.


Eligible projects include:

  • A partnership between a state (includes the District of Columbia) and a CBO
  • A partnership between federally recognized tribal government and a CBO
  • A partnership between a local government and a CBO
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. territories – includes territorial and local governmental entities in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Freely Associated States (FAS) – includes state and local governmental entities in the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Palau
  • Tribal governments in remote areas
  • State recognized tribal governments
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 70
Estimated total program funding: $70,000,000, broken down as:

  • $40,000,000 of Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) appropriations for local governments partnering with community-based organizations (CBOs) and federally recognized tribal governments partnering with CBOs
  • $30,000,000 of annual appropriations for states partnering with CBOs, U.S. Territories, Freely Associated States, Puerto Rico, state recognized tribal governments, and tribes in remote areas (federally recognized or state recognized)
Application process

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

Webinar recordings:

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Emergency preparedness and response · Environmental health · Health disparities · Public health

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