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.
The focus of the EJSG is to continue aid to communities that support the EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson’s top priorities:
- Improving air quality
- Managing chemical risks
- Cleaning up hazardous-waste disposal sites
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
- Protecting America’s water
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
The proposals are due on 29 February, 2012.
Please visit the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program Page (CLICK HERE) for more information about the Request for Proposal and past grant awards.