EPA Now Accepting Application for Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Grants

The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding to support community-based organizations in their efforts to collaborate and partner with local stakeholder groups (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical providers, and academia) as they develop and implement solutions that address environmental and/or public health issues for underserved communities.

The long-term goals of the EJCPS Program are to help build the capacity of communities with environmental justice concerns and to create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve local environments in the future.

Special consideration will be given to high ranking proposals submitted by eligible organizations that have not previously received an EJCPS award and to high ranking proposals to be performed in rural areas as defined by the program. Rural areas, for the purposes of this competition, are defined as local areas with populations of 50,000 or less that have limited access to public or private resources commonly found in metropolitan areas.

Funding Information

Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Grant
Eligible Applicants: 
  • Non-profit organizations, including, but not limited to, environmental justice networks, faith-based organizations, and federally recognized tribal governments or tribal organizations. Applicants must be located within the same state, territory, commonwealth, or tribe in which the proposed project is located.
Funding Available:
  • $1,200,000 total available.
  • Maximum $120,000 per cooperative agreement. Ten projects are expected to be awarded in total, one project awarded per U.S. EPA region.  
Cost Share:
  • No cost-sharing or match required.  
Loans or Grants:
  • Grants
Application Due Date:
  • February 16, 2018 at 11:59pm ET.
  • Application submittal via www.Grants.gov 
Funding Opportunity Link:  Opportunity #EPA-OP-OEJ-18-01