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Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking Program (EJ TCGM)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.615
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Jun 30, 2023

Jacob Burney


The EJ TCGM program will provide funding for organizations to collaborate with EPA to design and build a regional grantmaking program. Awardees will solicit and evaluate project applications from communities for Environmental Justice Thriving Communities sub-grant activities. These activities will consist of assessment, planning, and/or project development addressing local environmental and/or public health issues. Rural, remote, underserved, and tribal communities are considered a priority.

Sub-award project types may include, but are not limited to:

  • Air quality and asthma
  • Monitoring of effluent discharges from industrial facilities
  • Water quality and sampling
  • Small cleanup projects
  • Improving food access to reduce vehicle miles traveled
  • Stormwater issues and green infrastructure
  • Lead and asbestos contamination
  • Pesticides and other toxic substances
  • Healthy homes that are energy/water use efficient and not subject to indoor air pollution
  • Emergency preparedness and disaster resiliency
  • Environmental job training
  • Environmental justice training for youth

Eligible applicants include:

  • Community-based nonprofit organizations including philanthropic organizations and community foundations
  • A partnership of community-based nonprofit organizations
  • A partnership between a federally recognized tribal government and a community-based nonprofit organization
  • A partnership between an institution of higher education and a community-based nonprofit organization

Priority will be given to applications from Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) including:

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
  • Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)
  • Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs)
  • Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs)
  • Predominately Black Institutions (PBIs)
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $50,000,000 for the entire project period
Project period: 3 years
Estimated number of awards: 11
Estimated total program funding: $550,000,000

EPA plans to make 1 award in each EPA region and one nationwide award to provide coordination services for the regional grantmakers and fill gaps in coverage.

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Applicant webinar recording
Passcode: 38640870

Tagged as
Agricultural health and safety · Chronic respiratory conditions · Environmental health · Food security and nutrition · Infrastructure · Public health · Racial and ethnic groups

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