The California Environmental Protection Agency has extended the application deadline for its next round of Environmental Justice Small Grants to August 13, 2021.
The CalEPA EJ Small Grants Program is open to nonprofit organizations and
tribal governments, and is focused on supporting environmental justice
projects across California. The maximum grant amount is $50,000 and the
grant term is 18 months.
Projects selected for the grants will address a variety of environmental and
public health objectives, including:
* Disseminating information about environmental challenges and decision making processes
* Enhancing local capacity to respond, adapt and prepare for climate change impacts
* Ensuring safe drinking water
* Guarding against toxic exposures and increasing resource conversation locally
*Designing and implementing collaborative efforts to preserve the State's natural and cultural resources with an emphasis on traditional
ecological knowledge and tribal sciences
These projects may also entail regional and local capacity-building efforts
to improve access to state program benefits. Grants under this program are
awarded on a competitive basis, and are contingent on available funds.
The original application deadline was June 30, 2021. The application
deadline was extended to give applicants more time to develop their
applications. Applications must now be received by August 13, 2021.
Applications must be either sent to the EJ Grants Program mailbox (Email address: EnvJustice@calepa.ca.gov) or mailed to CalEPA on or before the application deadline, June 30, 2021. Hand delivered applications will not be accepted. Applications sent after the application deadline will not be accepted or considered. Please see the Applications and Instructions document below for details on how to submit an application.