California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA)
03/21/19 5:00 PM Receipt or Postmarked by Date
Grants of up to $50,000 to California nonprofit organizations and tribal governments to address environmental justice challenges. Funding is intended for initiatives based in communities that are disproportionately impacted by environmental hazards and pollution.
Grants will be awarded for the following statutory purposes:
1. Distribution of information to help resolve environmental problems;
2. Identification of improvements in communication and coordination between stakeholders and CalEPA, and its Boards, Departments, and Office (BDOs), in order to address the most significant exposure(s) to pollution;
3. Improvement of community or tribal government understanding about environmental issues that affect its community or tribal government;
4. Promotion of community or tribal government involvement in the decision-making process that affects the environment of the community/tribal government; and
5. Enhancement of community/tribal government understanding of environmental information systems and environmental information.
Priority is given to projects that address the most significant exposure(s) to pollution, including projects that address one or more of the following goals:
1. Improve Access to Safe and Clean Water
2. Address Climate Change Impacts Through Community Led Solutions
3. Reduce The Potential For Exposure To Pesticides And Toxic Chemicals
4. Promote Community Capacity Building — Improve Communities’ And Tribes’ Understanding Of The Technical And Procedural Aspects Of Environmental Decision-Making And Increase Access to Funding Opportunities
5. Promote The Development Of Community-Based Research That Protects And Enhances Public Health And The Environment
6. Addressing Cumulative Impacts Through Collaboration Between Community-Based Organizations and Local Government
7. Promote Pollution Prevention and Resource Conservation
8. Develop Effective Partnerships With Schools
Details on each of the above goals: https://calepa.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2018/12/2019_EJ-App__181219.pdf#page=4
Examples of Projects Activities:
GrantWatch ID#: 166539
Maximum Available Per Project: $50,000
The grant term is 12 months.
Grant term begins May 15, 2019 and ends May 15, 2020.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Ms. Malinda Dumisani, EJ Small Grants Program Manager
Mail or hand-deliver applications to:
CalEPA Headquarters Building
P.O. Box 2815
Sacramento, CA 95812-2815
Physical Address for Hand-Delivery:
CalEPA Headquarters Building
1001 I Street, 25th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
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