- Granting Agency: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
- Appropriation Amount: $70,000,000
- Grant Amount: <$1,000,000
- Announcement Date: January 10, 2023
- Closing Date: April 10, 2023
The Environmental Justice Government-to-Government (EJG2G) program provides funding at the state, local, territorial, and tribal level to support government activities that lead to measurable environmental or public health impacts in communities disproportionately burdened by environmental harms.
Model EJG2G programs should leverage existing resources to develop processes or tools that integrate environmental justice considerations into governmental decision-making at all levels. Formerly known as EPA’s State Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreement Program (SEJCA), this program has been renamed to better reflect the spectrum of entities eligible for this funding.
The EJG2G program goals are to:
- Achieve measurable and meaningful environmental and/or public health results in communities;
- build broad and robust, results-oriented partnerships, particularly with community-based nonprofit organizations (CBO) within disproportionately impacted areas;
- pilot activities in specific communities that create transferable models, which can be expanded or replicated in other geographic areas and;
- strengthen the development and implementation of meaningful approaches to achieve environmental justice.
Applications submitted to this funding opportunity must address one of the following five broad categories:
- community-led air and other pollution monitoring, prevention, and remediation, and investments in low- and zero-emission and resilient technologies and related infrastructure and workforce development that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants;
- mitigating climate and health risks from urban heat islands, extreme heat, wood heater emissions, and wildfire events; climate resiliency and adaptation;
- reducing indoor toxics and indoor air pollution; or
- facilitating engagement of marginalized communities in Local, State and Federal public processes, such as advisory groups, workshops, and rulemakings.
Eligible entities include:
- A partnership between a state and a community-based nonprofit organization
- A partnership between a tribe and a community-based nonprofit organization
- A partnership between a local government and a community-based nonprofit organization
- US Territories, Freely Associated States, and tribal governments in remote areas
If your organization is NOT eligible, we encourage you to partner with other eligible entities on a EJG2G project. More information available in the Request for Applications (RFA) summary below.