Community Change Equitable Resilience Technical Assistance

Grant Deadline
Environmental Protection Agency

This technical assistance program is in conjunction with the EPA Community Change grants. To apply, visit: The Community Change Grant Equitable Resilience technical assistance will provide free design and project development assistance, community engagement, and partnership development workshops that support climate resilience and environmental justice activities in disaster-prone areas. This program will help eligible entities develop applications for to be submitted for grants under the Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights (OEJECR) Community Change Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), which is expected to be issued in the fall of 2023. Community Change Grants will invest approximately $2 billion dollars in Inflation Reduction Act funds for environmental and climate justice activities to benefit disadvantaged communities through projects that reduce pollution, increase community climate resilience, and build community capacity to respond to environmental and climate justice challenges. Eligible projects for this technical assistance must be located in a disaster-prone area and benefit a disadvantaged community.

Organizations requesting this assistance must show the following:

Intent and eligibility to apply for a Community Change Grant.
Agreement to host EPA contractors for site visits.
Project location in a disaster-prone area using one or multiple of the following tools:
FEMA’s Community Disaster Resilience Zones (CRDZ); or
Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation (CMRA); or
Narrative about additional disaster risk and climate hazards, which EPA will confirm using NOAA's Hazard Mapping System Fire and Smoke Product, CDC's Heat and Health Tracker, and EPA’s EJScreen, Air Now, and Climate Change Indicators.

Site description, ownership status, environmental and land use information (if available).
Potential resilience benefits for disadvantaged community.
Engagement with partners and community members.