Climate and Environmental Justice Block Grants provide $3 billion in competitive, 3-year grants to states, Tribes, and municipalities and community-based nonprofit organizations for financial and technical assistance to address clean air and climate pollution in disadvantaged communities.

Eligible Uses

Activities that benefit disadvantaged communities to confront and overcome persistent climate pollution challenges, including:

  • Community-led air and other pollution monitoring, prevention, and remediation, investments in low- and zero-emission and resilient technologies, and related infrastructure and workforce development that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants
  • Mitigating climate and health risks from urban heat islands, extreme heat, wood heater emissions, and wildfire events
  • Climate resiliency and adaptation, including nature-based solutions
  • Reducing indoor toxics and indoor air pollution
  • Facilitating engagement of disadvantaged communities in state and federal public processes, including facilitating such engagement in advisory groups, workshops, and rulemakings

Eligible Recipients

A community-based nonprofit organization; a partnership of community-based nonprofit organizations; a partnership between a Tribe, a local government, or an institution of higher education and a community-based nonprofit organization.

Approx Annual Funding Amount

$3 billion over 5 years, including $2.8 B for grants and $200 M for technical assistance.

Cost Share Requirements

There is no cost share required.

Application Cycle

This is a new funding source created by the Inflation Reduction Act, and EPA has announced two different funding opportunities with these dollars. See the Other Info below for additional details.


This is a new program created by the Inflation Reduction Act; as additional information becomes available we will update this page.

Other Info