EPA Announces Grant Opportunity for Environmental Justice Communities Impacted by COVID-19

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a new grant program to provide funds to states, local governments, tribes, and U.S. territories to work collaboratively with environmental justice communities to understand, promote, and integrate approaches to provide meaningful and measurable improvements to public health and the environment in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. These funds are intended to address COVID-19 concerns faced by low-income and minority communities through public education, training, and emergency planning for communities.

EPA anticipates awarding five grants of approximately $200,000 each for up to a two-year funding period. The agency encourages applicants to develop innovative plans and processes to conduct effective outreach to underserved communities, especially in areas where internet access may not be readily available to all residents.

Applicants must submit proposal packages on or before June 30, 2020, to be considered. Additional information is available here.