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Published on January 1st, 2018 | by Natural Awakenings Publishing Corp.

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Grants Available for Environmental, Public Health Issues

The Environmental Protection Agency has $1.2 million in grant money available to community agencies through The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program.

The grants provide $120,000 to 10 community-based organizations for two-year community projects that address environmental and public health issues in their communities using the EPA’s Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Model, according to an EPA press release.

EPA’s model requires that agencies forge partnerships with community stakeholders such as academic and industrial groups, reports Epa.gov. The projects should create self-sustaining partnerships that continue to help improve the community.

Previous winners include the Asthma Hotspot Action Plan from the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, the Chicago Healthy Homes Inspection Collaborative by the Metropolitan Tenants Organization and the Regional Waste Water Diversion and Recycling Plan for the San Luis Valley in San Luis Valley, Colorado.

The deadline to apply is February 16.

 

For more information, registration and previous winning projects, visit epa.gov and type The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) Cooperative Agreement Program in the search bar.



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