Deadline: 12 February 2016
EPA is seeking applicants for a total of $1.2 million in Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving cooperative agreements to be awarded in 2016. Cooperative agreements will be awarded to local community-based organizations seeking to address environmental and public health concerns in their communities through collaboration with other stakeholders, such as state and local governments, industry, academia and non-governmental organizations.
The Program help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks.
The model aims to address local environmental and/or public health issues in a collaborative manner with various stakeholders such as communities, industry, academic institutions, and others. There are seven elements in the CPS Model which can be used in distressed communities where people are committed to working together to bring about positive change.
- Address local environmental and/or public health issue(s)
- Demonstrate the utility of the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem Solving Model (EJCPS Model)
- Engage, educate and empower
- Partner and collaborate to develop and implement solutions that will significantly address environmental and/or public health issues.
Grants & Duration
The EJCPS Program provides up to $120,000 per award for a two-year project period.
- An eligible applicant must be one of the following entities:
- Nonprofit organization- including, but not limited to, environmental justice networks.
- Federally recognized tribal governments.
- Native American organizations (includes Indian groups, cooperatives, partnerships, associations).
- Eligible entities must be located within the same state, territory, commonwealth, or tribe that the proposed project will be located.
- For-profit organizations are not an eligible entity for this funding opportunity.
- The partnerships can include, but are not limited to the following stakeholder groups:
- Other local community-based non-profit organizations;
- Local, regional, and national environmental non-profit organizations;
- State, local, and tribal governments;
- Federal government agencies;
- Health care providers;
- Faith-based organizations and local churches;
- Philanthropic organizations;
- Civic organizations;
- Local economic and/or community development corporations/organizations;
- Educational institutions (e.g. schools, colleges, and universities);
- State, local and tribal government agencies;
- Local Businesses and Industry;
- Elected officials (you may not use Federal grant funds or cost-sharing funds to conduct obbying activities); and
- Labor and professional organizations.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online through the website.
For more information, please visit Environmental Justice Programme.