Posts Tagged ‘Environmental Justice’

Apply for the EPA Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreements Program

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“The goal of our Environmental Justice Team is to ensure that all people are protected from disproportionate impacts of environmental hazards. Environmental Justice is about real people facing real problems and designing practical solutions to address challenging environmental issues. The environmental justice movement advocates programs that promote environmental protection within the context of sustainable development.” -EPA, Environmental Justice website. epa-ej The EPA is looking to make further progress in their ongoing goal to incorporate environmental justice into EPA programs. In doing so, they are taking applications for the 2014 Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program. Awards will be made in amounts of $120,000 per award for a 2-year period, for deserving applicants involved in projects that address local environmental and/or public health issues within an affected community. The deadline for applications is February 18, 2014. Any potential applicants who are interested in using mapping should think about using Mappler! For more information, check out the EPA website and grant guidelines. Source: http://www.epa.gov/region06/6dra/oejta/ej/index.html Colin Munro, Intern gis@vertices.com

Environmental Justice Small Grant Opportunity

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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. Meghan Karlik Project Manager IMRivers mkarlik@vertices.com