Funding Opportunity: EPA EJ Small Grants Available

 

The Environmental Justice Small Grants Request for Proposals (RFP) is open from November 1, 2016 to January 31, 2017.

Information related to the RFP and the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program can be found on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Justice website here.

All proposals must be submitted through www.Grants.gov. You can find a direct link to the Opportunity Notice on Grants.gov here!

EPA’s Environmental Justice Small Grants program provides financial assistance to community-based organizations, and local and tribal governments working on projects to address environmental and public health concerns. EPA will award grants that support activities designed to empower and educate affected communities and to identify ways to address environmental and public health concerns at the local level. Approximately 40 one-year projects will be awarded at up to $30,000 each nationwide.

An eligible applicant MUST BE one of the following entities: 1. Incorporated, non-profit, community-based organizations. This includes environmental justice networks, faith based organizations and those affiliated with religious institutions; 2. federally recognized tribal governments; OR 3. tribal organizations.

In an effort to increase outreach to affected communities in more States and US Territories, this year’s opportunity will place special emphasis on proposals in two areas:

1.Underrepresented States – defined as States and US Territories where three or fewer EPA EJ grants have been awarded over the last five years. A list of all Underrepresented States is included in the RFP.

2.New Potential Grantees:  defined as projects proposed by eligible organizations that have not received an EPA Environmental Justice grant award over the last five years.

All eligible organizations are encouraged to apply regardless of a project’s location in an underrepresented state and/or the applicant’s grant history with the EPA Environmental Justice grant program.

See the Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to many questions about the opportunity. This page will be updated with new questions and answers throughout the open period.

If you can’t find the answer to your question on the FAQ page, please contact  Jacob Burney, of the EPA, or call 202-564-2907.

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