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Monday, 01 December 2014 09:42

Contact: Davina Marraccini, 404-562-8293 (direct), 404-562-8400 (main), marraccini.davina@epa.gov

 

ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is soliciting applications from eligible non-profit groups and tribal communities for the 2015 Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program. The EJSG Program provides funding for projects that help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks at the local level. The application deadline is December 15, 2014.

 

EPA recognizes the critical role of helping communities with localized strategies to avoid, lessen, or delay the risks and impacts associated with our changing climate. As a result, this year's EJSG Program will have a special emphasis on proposals supporting community-based preparedness and resilience efforts (community climate resiliency). In an effort to ensure that support reaches new areas, the Agency also is prioritizing funding to organizations that have not recently received an award under the EJSG Program.

 

The total estimated amount of funding available for awards under this solicitation for fiscal year 2015 is approximately $1.2 million. EPA anticipates awarding up to four grants per EPA region in amounts of up to $30,000 per award for a two-year project period.

 

Potential applicants in the Southeast who have questions about the application process may contact Deborah Carter, EPA Region 4’s Grants Coordinator, at 404-562-9668, or carter.deborah@epa.gov.

 

More information regarding the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program, including the Request for Applications and descriptions of previously funded grants: http://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/grants/ej-smgrants.html