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EPA’s New Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking - Deadline
Friday, June 30, 2023 (12:00 AM - 12:00 AM) (EDT)
The Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking Program
The new Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking (EJ TCGM) Program is a competition to select multiple Grantmakers around the nation to reduce barriers to the federal grants application process communities face and increase the efficiency of the awards process for environmental justice grants. Grantmakers will design competitive application and submission processes, award environmental justice subgrants, implement a tracking and reporting system, provide resources and support to communities, all in collaboration with EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights.
On this page:
- Is My Organization Eligible?
- Requests for Applications
- Pre-Application Assistance Calls and Webinars
Is My Organization Eligible?
The entities eligible to apply under this Request for Applications and serve as an EJ Thriving Communities Grantmaker are as follows:
- a community-based nonprofit organization; or
- a partnership of community-based nonprofit organizations
- a partnership between— a federally recognized Tribal government and a community-based nonprofit organization
- a partnership between— an institution of higher education and a community-based nonprofit organization.
Requests for Applications
The 2023 Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking (EJ TCGM) opportunity will be extended until June 30, 2023!
More details and an official amendment to the RFA are coming soon…
Approximately $550 million is available to select approximately 11 eligible entities to become Grantmakers. Grantmakers will design competitive application and submission processes, award environmental justice subgrants, implement a tracking and reporting system, provide resources and support to communities, all in collaboration with EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights. The EJ TCGM program was created to reduce barriers to the application process and increase the efficiency of the awards process for environmental justice grants.
This competition is being launched in order to meet the goals and objectives of two Executive Orders (EO 14008 and EO 13985) issued by the Biden Administration that demonstrate the EPA’s and Administration’s commitment to achieving environmental justice and embedding environmental justice into Agency programs. The 2022 Inflation Reduction Act created the Environmental and Climate Justice block grant program in section 138 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and provided EPA with $2.8 billion in grant funding for the program for projects to benefit communities with environmental justice concerns.
Review the EJ TCGM Request for Applications for specific guidance and eligible project examples. (pdf) (686.79 KB)
To apply for this opportunity, view the RFA on Grants.gov. Applications packages must be submitted on or before May 31st, 2023 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time). This date will be extended soon via official amendment to the RFA. The new deadline date will be June 30, 2023, at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time).
For more information, please contact Jacob Burney (Burney.Jacob@epa.gov) and Marisa Valdez (Valdez.Marisa@epa.gov).
Informational Video on the Environmental and Climate Justice Communities Grants Program
Pre-Application Assistance Calls & Webinars
Applicants are invited to participate in a webinar with EPA to address questions about the EJ TCGM Program and this solicitation. A recording of the webinar will be posted in this section for those who cannot attend the live webinars and for reference purposes when preparing applications. An additional webinar will be scheduled for later in May 2023.
Details on the May webinar date and time coming soon…
March 16, 2023
2:00 - 4:00 pm Eastern
View Zoom recording (Passcode: 38640870)
EJ TCGM Overview Webinar Slides (pdf) (844.96 KB)
If EPA schedules any additional assistance webinars, details will be posted here and sent out by the EPA-EJ Listserv and the EPA Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights Twitter account
Deadline: June 30, 2023
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