Environmental Justice Small Grant Program

The primary purpose of proposed projects should be to develop a comprehensive understanding of environmental and public health issues, identify ways to address these issues at the local level, and educate and support the community.

The long-term goals of the program are to help build the capacity
of the affected community and create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve local environments in the future.



Program was not funded in FY 2016.

The potential limited availability of funds resulted in the inability to offer multiple assistance programs.



Funding Priority for 2017
Proposed projects should educate the community, develop a comprehensive understanding of environmental and/or public health issues, and identify ways to address these issues at the local level while developing and/or enhancing collaborative partnerships.

The long-term goals of the program are to help build the capacity of the community to create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve the local environments for the future.

Applicants are encouraged to develop innovative projects that include elements of economic development and identify neighborhood solutions to environmental justice concerns.

In an effort to increase outreach to affected communities in some States and US Territories, the fiscal year (FY) 2017 EJSG program will place special emphasis on high ranking proposals to be performed in Underrepresented States as defined by the program.

Additionally, EPA emphasis will focus on projects proposed by eligible organizations that have not received an EPA Environmental Justice Grant award (either EJSG or Collaborative Problem-Solving).

Funding Priorities 2018

We do not have an estimated budget amount at this time.

This information will be updated when we receive further information.
Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: The limited availability of funds resulted in the inability to offer multiple assistance programs, so this program was not funded in FY 2016.

Fiscal Year 2017: The Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) program provides funding to support projects that address local environmental and public health issues within communities facing environmental justice concerns.

Communities with environmental justice concerns include low-income, minority, tribal, and indigenous populations that potentially experience disproportionate environmental harms and risks as a result of greater vulnerability to environmental hazards.

This increased vulnerability may be attributable to an accumulation of both negative and lack of positive environmental, health, economic, or social conditions within these populations or communities.

The projects funded addressed the following environmental issues: Lead Exposure; Other Toxic Substances exposure (e.g.

Radon and pesticide exposure); access to Clean Water and Clean Air; Land Remediation; Green Infrastructure; Solid Waste Disposal and enhancing Environmental Education.

Fiscal Year 2018: No Current Data Available


Agency - Environmental Protection Agency

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Region l Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont: Primary Contact: Sharon Wells, Wells.Sharon@epa.gov , USEPA Region 1 (RAA), One Congress Street - Suite 1100, Boston, MA 02203-0001; Region 2 New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, U. S. Virgin Islands: Primary Contact: Tasha Frazier (212) 637-3861, frazier.tasha@epa.gov, USEPA Region 2, 290 Broadway, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10007; Region 3 Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia: Primary Contact: Reginald Harris (215) 814-2988, harris.reggie@epa.gov, USEPA Region 3 (3DA00), 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029.

Region 4 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee: Primary Contact: Deborah Carter, Carter.Deborah@epa.gov , USEPA Region 4 Main Office (404) 562-8407, 61 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, GA 30303-8960; Region 5 Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin: Primary Contact: Erin Newman, Newman.Erin@epa.gov , USEPA Region 5 (DM7J), 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604-3507; Region 6 Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas: Primary Contact: Charlotte Runnels, Runnels.Charlotte@epa.gov, USEPA Region 6, Fountain Place, 13th Floor, 1445 Ross Avenue (RA-D), Dallas, Texas 75202-2733; Region 7 Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska: Primary Contact: Brendan Corazzin, Corazzin.Brendan@epa.gov USEPA Region 7, 901 North 5th Street (RGAD/ECO), Kansas City, KS 66101; Secondary: Althea Moses (913) 551-7649, moses.althea@epa.gov, Region 8 Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming: Primary Contact: Corbin Darling, Darling.Corbin@epa.gov , USEPA Region 8 (8ENF-EJ), 999 18th Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80202-2466; Region 9 Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam: Primary Contact: Deldi Reyes, Reyes.Deldi@epa.gov , USEPA Region 9 CMD-1, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 Region 10 Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington: Primary Contact: Sheryl Stohs, Stohs.Sheryl@epa.gov, USEPA Region 10 (OMP-143), 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.



Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Trees For Honolulu's Future $ 75,000   2022-03-012023-10-31
Center For Environmental Health $ 75,000   2022-02-012023-10-31
Girls First, Inc. $ 75,000   2022-06-012023-05-31
Latino Academy Of Workforce Development, Inc. $ 74,992   2022-06-012023-05-31
Missouri Energy Care Inc $ 75,000   2022-06-012023-05-31
Green Building United $ 75,000   2022-06-012023-05-31
Trailnet Inc $ 30,000   2019-11-012023-05-31
Lower Phalen Creek Project $ 65,890   2022-06-012023-04-30
Asianweek Foundation $ 75,000   2022-05-012023-04-30
Regional Environmental Council Inc $ 75,000   2022-05-012023-04-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: This program was not funded in FY 2016. The limited availability of funds resulted in the inability to offer multiple assistance programs. Fiscal Year 2017: In FY 2017, 188 applications were received and 35 awards were made. Fiscal Year 2018: NA.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grants and cooperative agreements are available to support recipients' allowable direct costs incident to approved surveys, studies, and investigations plus allowable direct costs in accordance with established EPA policies and procedures.

Assistance agreement awards under this program may involve or relate to geospatial information.

Further information regarding geospatial information may be obtained by viewing the following website: https://www.epa.gov/geospatial.

The recipient cannot use these funds for the following activities under this program: litigation against the Federal government or any other government entity; construction; lobbying; matching funds for other Federal grants; travel for Federal employees; and human health studies (taking blood or other information from humans). Grant recipients and sub-recipients are encouraged to adopt and enforce policies that ban text messaging while driving company-owned or -rented vehicles or government-owned vehicles, or while driving privately-owned vehicles when on official government business or when performing any work for or on behalf of the government.

Grant recipients and sub-recipients are encouraged to conduct initiatives of the type described in section 3(a) of the Federal Leadership on Reducing Text Messaging While Driving Executive Order that was signed on October 1, 2009.

Generally this program makes Federal awards on a discretionary basis.

For further information, please contact the Headquarters or regional office.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

For certain competitive funding opportunities under this CFDA description, the Agency may limit eligibility to compete to a number or subset of eligible applicants consistent with the Agency's Assistance Agreement Competition Policy.

An eligible applicant MUST BE: an incorporated non-profit organization; OR a Native American tribal government (Federally recognized) (AND) located within the same, territory, commonwealth, or tribe that the proposed project will be located.

In addition, an eligible applicant must be able to demonstrate that it has worked directly with the affected community.

An 'affected community' for the purposes of this assistance agreement program is a community that is disproportionately impacted by environmental harms and risks and has a local environmental and public health issue that is identified in the proposal.

The following entities are INELIGIBLE to receive an award, but we encourage partnerships with these organizations for technical assistance: colleges and universities; hospitals; state governments.

their entities; quasi-governmental entities (e.g., water districts, utilities)*; national organizations and chapters of the aforementioned organizations; and non-profit organizations that engage in lobbying activities as defined in Section 3 of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 and organizations acting only as 'fiscal agents'. *Generally, a quasi-governmental entity is one that: (1) has a close association with the government agency, but is not considered a part of the government agency; (2) was created by the government agency, but is exempt from certain legal and administrative requirements imposed on government agencies; or (3) was not created by the government agency but performs a public purpose and is significantly supported financially by the government agency.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Non-Profit organizations as described in 081 above.

Credentials/Documentation

Costs will be determined in accordance with2 CFR 200 and 1500 for non-profit organizations and local governments. Applicants may be requested to demonstrate they have appropriate background, academic training, experience in the field, and necessary equipment to carry out projects. EPA may ask applicants or principle investigators to provide curriculum vitae and relevant publications. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Regarding pre-application/pre-proposal assistance with respect to competitive funding opportunities under this program description, EPA will generally specify the nature of the pre-application/pre-proposal assistance, if any, that will be available to applicants in the competitive announcement.

For additional information, contact the individual(s) listed as 'Information Contacts' or see Appendix IV of the Catalog.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. EPA requires final applications to be made on Standard Form 424. Application kits should be requested from and submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Justice, Mail Code 2201A, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20460 or the appropriate EPA Regional Office identified under Information Contacts. Detailed information and assistance including an application may also be found at http://www.epa.gov/compliance/environmentaljustice/grants/index.html. For grant awards, Requests for Applications will specify application procedures. Applicants, except in limited circumstances approved by the Agency, must submit all initial applications for funding through http://www.grants.gov.

Award Procedures

For competitive awards, EPA will review and evaluate applications, proposals, and/or submissions in accordance with the terms, conditions, and criteria stated in the competitive announcement. Competitions will be conducted in accordance with EPA policies/regulations for competing assistance agreements.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act, Section 203; Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act, Section 20(a); Toxic Substances Control Act, Section 10(a); Safe Drinking Water Act, Section 1442(c)(3); Clean Air Act, Section 103(b)(3); Solid Waste Disposal Act, Section 8001(a); Clean Water Act, Section 104(b)(3); Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, Section 311(c).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

About 150 days.

Appeals

Assistance agreement competition-related disputes will be resolved in accordance with the dispute resolution procedures published in 70 FR (Federal Register) 3629, 3630 (January 26, 2005). Copies of these procedures may also be requested by contacting the individual(s) listed as 'Information Contacts.' Disputes relating to matters other than the competitive selection of recipients will be resolved under 40 CFR 30.63 or 40 CFR 31.70, as applicable.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The project grant will be awarded for a 1 year project period. Activities must be completed within the timeframe of the project's budget period and all grants will be fully funded at the time of award. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Grants are fully funded at award and recipients request funds on an as needed basis.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

EPA includes reporting requirements for grants and cooperative agreements in the terms and conditions of the agreements.

Agreements may require interim and final progress reports and financial reports.

Reporting requirements are also identified in 2 CFR 200.

Program reports are required.

No cash reports are required.

Progress reports are required.

No expenditure reports are required.

Performance monitoring is required under this program.

Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. Grants and cooperative agreements are subject to inspections and audits by the Comptroller General of the United States, the EPA Office of Inspector General, other EPA staff, or any authorized representative of the Federal government. Reviews by the EPA Project Officer and the Grants Specialist may occur each year.

Records

Financial records, including all documents to support entries on accounting records and to substantiate changes to each assistance agreement must be kept available to personnel authorized to examine EPA assistance accounts. All records must be maintained until the expiration of three years from the date of submission of the Financial Status Report. If questions still remain, such as those raised as the result of an audit, related records should be retained until the matter is completely resolved.

Financial Information

Account Identification

68-0108-0-1-304.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $1,080,000; and FY 18 Estimate Not Available - FY 15 $1,200,000; FY 16 $0; FY 17 $1,080,000.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

$20,000 to $50,000/fiscal year; average $30,000.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

General Grant Regulations and Procedures 2 CFR 200 and 1500 as applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Region l Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont: Primary Contact: Sharon Wells, Wells.Sharon@epa.gov , USEPA Region 1 (RAA), One Congress Street - Suite 1100, Boston, MA 02203-0001; Region 2 New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands: Primary Contact: Tasha Frazier (212) 637-3861, frazier.tasha@epa.gov, USEPA Region 2, 290 Broadway, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10007; Region 3 Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia: Primary Contact: Reginald Harris (215) 814-2988, harris.reggie@epa.gov, USEPA Region 3 (3DA00), 1650 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029. Region 4 Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee: Primary Contact: Deborah Carter, Carter.Deborah@epa.gov , USEPA Region 4 Main Office (404) 562-8407, 61 Forsyth Street, Atlanta, GA 30303-8960; Region 5 Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin: Primary Contact: Erin Newman, Newman.Erin@epa.gov , USEPA Region 5 (DM7J), 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604-3507; Region 6 Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas: Primary Contact: Charlotte Runnels, Runnels.Charlotte@epa.gov, USEPA Region 6, Fountain Place, 13th Floor, 1445 Ross Avenue (RA-D), Dallas, Texas 75202-2733; Region 7 Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska: Primary Contact: Brendan Corazzin, Corazzin.Brendan@epa.gov USEPA Region 7, 901 North 5th Street (RGAD/ECO), Kansas City, KS 66101; Secondary: Althea Moses (913) 551-7649, moses.althea@epa.gov, Region 8 Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming: Primary Contact: Corbin Darling, Darling.Corbin@epa.gov , USEPA Region 8 (8ENF-EJ), 999 18th Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80202-2466; Region 9 Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Guam: Primary Contact: Deldi Reyes, Reyes.Deldi@epa.gov , USEPA Region 9 CMD-1, 75 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 Region 10 Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington: Primary Contact: Sheryl Stohs, Stohs.Sheryl@epa.gov, USEPA Region 10 (OMP-143), 1200 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101.

Headquarters Office

Jacob Burney Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Justice, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW., Mail Code 2201A Washington, DC 20460. For program information contact: Jacob Burney, Office of Environmental Justice, (2201A), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20460. Telephone: (202) 564-2907. Fax: (202) 501-1107. Email: burney.jacob@epa.gov. Or call toll free (1-800-962-6215). , Washington, District of Columbia 20460 Email: burney.jacob@epa.gov Phone: (202) 564-2907.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The evaluation and selection criteria for competitive awards under this CFDA description will be described in the competitive announcement.


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