Environmental Justice Funding Opporunity

Is your  congregation doing collaborative work on environmental justice?  If so, the following notice details an amazing funding opportunity from the  EPA’s Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreements Program.   This announcement comes as a referral from UUA Green Sanctuary Program manager, the Rev. Karen Brammer.

Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program

Enviro Justice LogoThe Office of Environmental Justice has released the Request for Application for the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement. The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides funding for eligible applicants for projects that address local environmental and public health issues within an affected community. The CPS Program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. The CPS Program requires selected applicants, or recipients, to use the EPA EJ CPS cooperative agreement as part of their projects. 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. The total estimated available funding for awards under this competitive opportunity is $1,200,000. EPA anticipates awarding one cooperative agreement per EPA region in amounts of up to $120,000 per award for two years.

Request for Application (RFA) PDF

You can also visit the following website to get a copy of the document and to read more about the EJ CPS Cooperative Agreement: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/ej/grants/ej-cps-grants.html

Pre-Application Assistance Calls

The Office of Environmental Justice is holding six pre-application assistance calls. One of the six calls will be conducted in Spanish. Below is a list of dates and times for each call. You can find information about these calls on page 21 of the RFA. To call in, please use the following number and passcode: 1-866-299-3188 and entering the code 202-564-1771 when prompted.

Date Time (Eastern Time)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 9, 2014
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 (en Español)
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, January 25, 2014
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

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