The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program

Type: 
Funding
Grant Deadline: 
05/07/2021
Organization: 
EPA
Description: 

The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides financial assistance to eligible organizations working on or planning to work on projects to address local environmental and/or public health issues in their communities. The program assists recipients in building collaborative partnerships with other stakeholders (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical service providers, academia, etc.) to develop solutions that will significantly address environmental and/or public health issue(s) at the local level.

Additionally, the EJCPS Program requires selected applicants, or recipients, to use the EPA’s Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Model as part of their projects. The model aims to address local environmental and/or public health issues in a collaborative manner with various stakeholders such as communities, industry, academic institutions, and others. Case Studies highlight some of the successful and effective strategies of previous projects.

Category: 
environmental justice, health issues, environment, collaborative projects
Funding Amount: 
$160,000

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Eligible entities include: Incorporated non-profit organizations—including, but not limited to, community-based organizations, grassroots organizations, environmental justice networks, faith-based organizations and those affiliated with religious institutions US Territories Tribal governments, either federally-recognized or state-recognized – including Alaska Native Villages; or Tribal organizations
Contact Information: 
For more information, please email Jacob Burney (burney.jacob@epa.gov)