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Region 1 Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers Program (EJ TCTAC)

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.309
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Sep 29, 2023

Duncan Drapeau


This opportunity (EJ TCTAC) will provide funding for a single entity to serve as a training and technical assistance center for EPA Region 1. The Center will work with agencies that are interested in participating in environmental and energy justice programs, policy development, and using environmental and energy grant programs to advance environmental and energy justice. Environmental health and public health outcomes are encouraged, and rural communities are a priority.

Assistance services may include:

  • Guidance, information, and technical assistance to identify and address environmental and energy justice needs and challenges in their community
  • Local environmental justice analyses and the ability to identify environmental justice issues and challenges that need to be addressed (such as disposal of solid and hazardous wastes)
  • Assistance and training resulting in a strengthened ability to identify, successfully apply for, and effectively manage grants related to environmental and energy justice
  • Assistance in navigating government systems used in the federal grant process
  • Knowledge and understanding of environmental and energy justice-related grant programs and how they can be used to help underserved communities address environmental health, pollution, and justice challenges
  • Assistance to facilitate community engagement and partnership building to address environmental and energy justice issues
  • Translation and interpretation services with respect to grant program awareness and application, award, and management processes to provide program participants a meaningful opportunity to participate in environmental and energy justice efforts
  • Knowledge and understanding of federal, state, local, and private foundation grant laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and programmatic requirements, to facilitate understanding of complex grant award making and management processes to enhance their ability to effectively perform and manage grants
  • Assistance and training to have an increased ability to meaningfully participate in decision-making related to environmental and energy justice challenges to ensure that their perspectives, experiences, and expertise inform policy development and program design and delivery at all levels of government and with the private sector
  • Assistance to build capacity, including strengthening human capital to focus on environmental justice and energy justice issues and fostering third-party community champions to engage in decision- making process so they will be in a strengthened position to participate in environmental and energy justice programs and address related challenges

Eligible applicants:

  • Public and private universities, colleges, and other nonprofit institutions of higher education (such as community colleges)
  • Public and private nonprofit institutions and organizations (including philanthropic organizations)
  • Intertribal Consortia - a coalition between two or more tribal governments authorized by the governing bodies of those tribes to apply for and receive assistance and participate in self-governance

Program participants/recipients of technical assistance will be organizations/entities in EPA Region 1, including but not limited to:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Community-based and grassroots organizations
  • Philanthropic and civic organizations
  • Underserved communities and organizations
  • Rural and remote communities and organizations
  • Faith-based organizations and churches
  • Educational institutions, including schools, colleges, universities, and minority serving institutions
  • Individuals from underserved communities
  • Disadvantaged businesses
  • Local, tribal, and state governmental units
  • U.S. territories
  • Utility providers
  • Healthcare providers and clinics
Geographic coverage
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and 10 tribal nations
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $10,000,000 for the entire project period
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 1

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.

Tagged as
Environmental health · Frontier and remote areas · Fundraising · Grant writing · Health workforce education and training · Healthcare facilities · Needs assessment methods and resources · Networking and collaboration · Policy · Primary care · Connecticut · Maine · Massachusetts · New Hampshire · Rhode Island · Vermont

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