New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) - Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ)
07/01/21 3:00 PM ET
Grants to New York nonprofit community-based organizations for projects that address public health and environmental concerns for minority and low-income communities. Applicants must pre-register at least five days before the deadline. Collaborative projects are encouraged.
Community Impact Grants provide funding for projects that address environmental and public health threats in low-income and minority communities, such as a large number of regulated facilities, contaminated sites, noise, air, and water pollution, health problems and a lack of green space and waterfront access. Grants are available for community-based organizations to fully or partially fund projects that address environmental justice related concerns including, but not limited to environmental research, community gardens, tree plantings, education and curriculum development, urban farming training, habitat restoration, and the monitoring of air, and water quality. These grants have helped communities generate data through community-based science and have helped to engage residents in addressing and understanding the challenges and opportunities for improving community health, safety, and sustainability.
Project proposals and work plans must address all of the following criteria:
For examples of successful and suggested projects, see here: https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/permits_ej_operations_pdf/2021oejciground9.pdf#page=10
For eligible expenditures, see here: https://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/permits_ej_operations_pdf/2021oejciground9.pdf#page=25
GrantWatch ID#: 132131
Minimum grant amount is $50,000. Maximum grant amount is $100,000.
All projects must have defined objectives, tasks, and deliverables accounted for in performance measures that can be completed and invoiced within a 36-month contract period/term and will have contract term of January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2025.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://grantsgateway.ny.gov/IntelliGrants_NYSGG/module/nysgg/goportal.aspx?NavItem1=3
(enter Community Impact in the search function)
For general information on completing this application and for clarification of application requirements,
contractual terms and procedures, contact:
Dana McClure, Program Manager
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org and 518-402-8556
For technical information regarding the Grants Gateway application, direct questions to:
NYS Grants Management
Contact Information: email@example.com or (518) 474-5595
Include 2021 COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANT PROGRAM in the subject line of the email.
NYSDEC Office of Environmental Justice
625 Broadway, 14th Floor
Albany, NY 12233-1500
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