EPA Environmental Justice: Small Grants Program; Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program

Sponsor Deadline: 

May 7, 2021


Environmental Protection Agency

UI Contact: 

Environmental Justice Small Grants Program -
url   https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/environmental-justice-small-grants-program
PDF for RFA number  EPA-OP-OEJ-21-01  https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2021-03/documents/ejsg_2021_rfa_final.pdf
Deadline May 7, 2021.
The Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program provides funding directly to eligible applicants for projects that help residents of underserved communities understand and address local environmental and public health issues. For purposes of this announcement, the term “underserved community” refers to a community with environmental justice concerns and/or vulnerable populations, including people of color, low income, rural, tribal, indigenous, and homeless populations that may be disproportionately impacted by environmental harms and risks. In general, the EJSG program awards grants that support community-driven projects designed to engage, educate, and empower communities to better understand and address local environmental and public health issues.

Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program 
Deadline May 7, 2021.
  PDF of the  RFA number EPA-OP-OEJ-21-02   https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2021-03/documents/ej-cps-rfa-2021_final.pdf
url  https://www.epa.gov/environmental-justice/environmental-justice-collaborative-problem-solving-cooperative-agreement-0
Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides financial assistance to eligible organizations working on or planning to work on projects to address local environmental and/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 that will significantly address environmental and/or public health issue(s) at the local level.

EPA will be giving special consideration to the following focus areas:

  • Addressing COVID-19 concerns faced by low-income communities and communities of color 
  • Climate Change and Natural Disaster Resiliency outreach and planning
  • New applicants to either opportunity
  • Ports Initiative to assist people living and working near ports across the country
  • Small non-profits