The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established both the PROTECT Formula and Discretionary Grant Programs. The PROTECT Discretionary Grants Program funds projects on a competitive basis that address the climate crisis by … Read more
The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides financial assistance to organizations working to address local environmental or public health issues in their communities. The program assists recipients in building collaborative partnerships with other stakeholders (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical service providers, academia, etc.) to develop solutions to environmental or public health issue(s) at the community level.
Projects should develop solutions that will significantly address environmental and/or public health issue(s) in communities disproportionately burdened by environmental harms and risks. The EPA strongly encourages the use of EPA’s EJSCREEN tool (or other EJ- based mapping tool) to help you characterize and describe your target community. Projects can include, but are not limited to:
- Mitigation and/or monitoring of sources of pollution
- Environmental Justice partnership building that engages disadvantaged communities in Local, State and Federal public processes, such as advisory groups, workshops, and rulemakings
- Community revitalization planning in support of climate resiliency and adaptation
- Development of disaster preparedness plans
- Community revitalization planning addressing local pollution through green infrastructure
A community-based nonprofit organization or a partnership of community-based nonprofit organizations are eligible for funding.
Approx Annual Funding Amount
The IRA funded the EJCPS program at $30 million:
- $25 million available for community-based nonprofit organization (CBOs) and CBO partnerships
- $5 million available for small CBOs
Cost Share Requirements
There is no cost share required.
Applications are due in April.
For more information, please contact Jacob Burney.
- Region 1 [email protected]
- Region 2 [email protected]
- Region 3 [email protected]
- Region 4 [email protected]
- Region 5 [email protected]
- Region 6 [email protected]
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- Region 9 [email protected]
- Region 10 [email protected]
This program is covered under the Justice40 Initiative.