Environmental Justice Small Grants Program

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

Deadline: 5/7/2021. The EJSG program awards grants that support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand local environmental and public health issues and develop strategies for addressing those issues, building consensus in the community, and setting community priorities.  The EJSG program will award approximately $2.8 million nationwide for this competitive opportunity. EPA anticipates awarding approximately 56 grants ( about 5 per EPA region) of up to $50,000 each.  These grants are for one-year projects. This opportunity places special emphasis on projects focusing on COVID-19 impacts, as well as climate and disaster resiliency.  Additionally, EPA is emphasizing projects addressing diesel pollution in underserved communities living near ports and railyards as part of EPA’s Ports Initiative.  Finally, to promote equitable accessibility to EPA grant funding and to assist small entities, approximately half of the total available funding under this announcement is intended to be reserved for small non-profit organizations as defined in the announcement.

Category: 
community-based organizations, underserved communities, environmental issues, health issues, environmental justice
Funding Amount: 
up to $50,000
Matching Funds: 
No.

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Federally Recognized Tribal Governments- including Alaska Native Villages and Tribal Organizations are included in eligibility,
Contact Information: 
Jacob Burney; (202) 564-2907 burney.jacob@epa.gov