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Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 66.616
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Nov 21, 2024

The Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program will provide funding for community-driven projects that address climate challenges and reduce pollution while strengthening disadvantaged communities.

Projects should address the needs of disadvantaged communities by:

  • Reducing and preventing pollution to improve public health
  • Building resilience to climate change and mitigating current and future climate risks
  • Enhancing meaningful involvement in government processes related to environmental and climate justice
  • Expanding access to high-quality jobs and economic opportunity through workforce development
  • Bolstering community strength by ensuring that local residents receive the benefits of investments and have the opportunity to build on them for current and future generations

Priority populations include, but are not limited to:

  • Children
  • Pregnant women
  • Older adults
  • People with low incomes, limited English proficiency, disabilities, or chronic medical conditions
  • Urban, rural, remote, and tribal areas
  • Farm workers
  • Displaced workers
  • People with asthma
  • Subsistence fishers

Eligible applicants include:

  • Community-based nonprofit organizations
  • Units of local government
  • Federally recognized tribes
  • Institutions of higher education
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $20,000,000
Estimated number of awards: 170
Estimated total program funding: $2,000,000,000

Funding is available for projects across the country. Allocations are set aside for:

  • Tribes in Alaska
  • Tribes in the continental United States and Hawaii
  • Territories
  • Disadvantaged unincorporated communities
  • Southern border communities
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.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until November 21, 2024.

Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Community and economic development · Environmental health · Health disparities · Public health · U.S.-Mexico Border Region

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