EPA Environmental Justice Small Grant

The US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Environmental Justice has recently announced a grant opportunity. The Environmental Justice Small Grants Program has $1 million in funding to support grants of $25,000 each. The awards will go to programs that support activities designed to educate, empower, and enable communities to understand environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level. The ultimate goal of the Environmental Justice Small Grant program is to create awareness about environmental justice concerns and partnerships within communities that will improve local environments in the future. Eligible applicants must be:
  • Incorporated non-profit organizations (such as: environmental justice networks, faith based organizations and those affiliated with religious institutions)
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
  • Tribal organizations
Please visit the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program Page at (http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/grants/ej-smgrants.html#rfp) for more information about the Request for Proposal and past grant awards. Important Dates: Due Date: February 29, 2012 EPA conference calls: January 12, 2012 from 3:30-5:00pm (EST) February 1, 2012 from 1:30-3:00pm (EST) February 15, 2012 from 3:30-5:00pm (EST) (Contact: Sheritta M. Woodruff at woodruff.sheritta@epa.gov or your EPA regional office point of contact with: 1. your name; 2. the name of your organization; 3. the address of your organization; 4. your phone number; 5. the preferred date for the call)