EPA Awards 4.1 million in New EJ Grants, Including COVID-19 Relief


The Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) announced selections for the State Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement (SEJCA) and Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Programs.

10 COVID-19 Grantees will receive as much as $200,000 to support the nationwide effort against the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) pandemic. The SEJCA Program provides funding to support eligible entities (including state, tribal, and local governments) to work with underserved communities and community organizations within disproportionately impacted areas to achieve meaningful and measurable results during the award funding period. EPA gave special consideration to applications proposing actions to address the impacts of COVID-19 on communities with environmental justice concerns.

For more information on the 10 COVID-19 Grantees through the SEJCA Program, please visit: State Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreement and COVID-19 2020 Project Summaries

The remaining 18 will get up to $120,000 to support community-based efforts to develop and implement solutions addressing environmental and/or public health issues for underserved communities. The 18 additional grants are given through the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program. The EJCPS Cooperative-Agreement Program delivers awards to support community-based organizations in their efforts to collaborate and partner with local stakeholder groups and ensures projects demonstrate use of the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Model.

To learn more about the 18 grantees through the EJCPS Cooperative-Agreement Program, please visit: Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program 2020 Project Abstracts.

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