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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants

Purpose To provide financial support for communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues. The program assists recipients in building collaborative partnerships to help them understand and address environmental and public health issues in their communities.
Eligible Applicants

An eligible applicant must be:

  1. An Incorporated non-profit community-based organizations-including environmental justice networks, faith-based organizations and those affiliated with religious institutions, OR
  2. A federally recognized tribal government,  OR  
  3. A tribal organization.

In addition: an eligible applicant must be able to demonstrate that it has worked directly with the affected community (see Request for Applications for more detail)..

Award Amount

Approximately $30,000

Total Awarded in Fiscal Year $1,500,000 in FY 2013
Matching Share No matching share required.
Key Dates:
Application Due;

Due: January 7, 2013
Selection: Sept. 2013


To support activities designed to educate, empower and enable communities to understand environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level.

See websites for more info:
Environmental Justice Small Grants Program
Region 9 Environmental Justice website

Contact Person
EPA Office/Division
LaDonna Thomas (thomas.ladonna@epa.gov)
Environmental Justice Team
415- 972-3375

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