The California Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications for the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program.
This funding cycle will award $1 million to eligible community-based nonprofit groups and federally recognized tribal governments to support environmental justice-related projects across California. The maximum grant award will be $50,000 and all grants will have a 12 month term.
“Communities that face persistent environmental stress are especially vulnerable to climate-related changes and impacts,” said Secretary for Environmental Protection Jared Blumenfeld. “Our EJ Small Grants Program is focused this year on building resilience to climate change and other pollution-related impacts through community-led solutions.”
CalEPA will prioritize projects that increase participation in environmental decision making at the State and local levels, that promote community resilience, and focus on:
to safe and clean water
2) Mitigating, responding, and adapting to climate change impacts through developing and implementing community led solutions
3) Promoting pollution preventing and resource conservation
4) Reducing exposure to toxic pesticides and other chemicals
5) Building community capacity and strengthening collaborations with schools and local government to address cumulative pollution burdens and to uplift community knowledge
Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2020
CalEPA plans to announce the grant awards in June 2020.