Environmental Justice Grants Opportunity

2020 Request for Applications

Full Application Due Date: Friday, February 7, 2020 by 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding to support community-based organizations in their efforts to collaborate and partner with local stakeholder groups (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical service providers, and academia) as they develop and implement community-driven solutions that address environmental and/or public health issues for underserved communities. The EJCPS program will award approximately $1.2 million nationwide for this competitive opportunity. EPA anticipates issuing 10 awards (1 per EPA region) of up to $120,000 each. These awards are for two-year projects.

See additional details at: FY20 EJCPS RFA webpage

Informational Pre-Application Assistance Calls: Potential applicants are invited to participate in conference calls with EPA to address questions about the EJCPS Program and this solicitation. For dial-in information and a list of the conference call dates and times, please visit the FY20 EJCPS RFA webpage.

Is my organization eligible?

Eligible entities for this opportunity are as follows:

  • incorporated non-profit organizations —including, but not limited to, community-based organizations, environmental justice networks, faith-based organizations and those affiliated with religious institutions
  • federally recognized tribal governments—including Alaska Native Villages; OR
  • tribal organizations

If your organization is NOT eligible, we encourage partnering with eligible entities on an EJSG project. See the RFP for more information.

How can I apply?

Click the link below to go directly to the EJCPS program website to access the full RFA, including instructions on applying through Grants.gov: FY20 EJCPS RFA webpage

FEEDBACK REQUESTED - The number of required forms for EPA grant applicants has increased. The EJ program is working to reduce the number of forms to reduce the burden on EJ applicants. If you’re interested in applying and support decreasing the number of forms, please send a short email to Sheila Lewis at Lewis.Sheila@epa.gov briefly stating how additional requirements and forms could impact your organization.


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