Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program (Inflation Reduction Act)

Grant Deadline
Environmental Protection Agency

Deadline: November 21, 2024. Inflation Reduction Act Community Change Grants Program. EPA’s new Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants program (Community Change Grants) has announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity for approximately $2 billion dollars in Inflation Reduction Act funds in environmental and climate justice activities to benefit disadvantaged communities through projects that reduce pollution, increase community climate resilience, and build community capacity to address environmental and climate justice challenges. These place-based investments will be focused on community-driven initiatives to be responsive to community and stakeholder input. They are designed to deliver on the transformative potential of the IRA for communities most adversely and disproportionately impacted by climate change, legacy pollution, and historical disinvestments.

The entities eligible to apply under this NOFO are:

A partnership between two community-based non-profit organizations (CBOs).
A partnership between a CBO and one of the following:
a Federally-Recognized Tribe
a local government
an institution of higher education.
Other organizations and entities may be able to participate and be involved in the Community Change Grants projects as collaborating subrecipients and/or procurement contractors selected in compliance with competition requirements.

See Frequently Asked Questions under ‘Resources’ below for more information on CBOs, local governments, and Federally-Recognized Tribes. Further details about applicant eligibility and partnership requirements are outlined in the NOFO.