Environmental Justice Government-to-Government Program Funding

Post Date: 3/27/2023
Opportunity Type: Funding
Organization/Grantor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Position/Title/Fund: Environmental Justice Government-to-Government Program Funding
Deadline: April 14, 2023
Contact Info: Omari Burrell: Burrell.Omari@epa.gov

The Environmental Justice Government-to-Government (EJG2G) program provides funding at the state, local, territorial, and tribal level to support  government activities that lead to measurable environmental or public health impacts in communities disproportionately burdened by environmental harms.

Model EJG2G programs should leverage existing resources to develop processes or tools that integrate environmental justice considerations into governmental decision-making at all levels. Formerly known as EPA's State Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreement Program (SEJCA), this program has been renamed to better reflect the spectrum of entities eligible for this funding.

The EJG2G program goals are to:

  1.  Achieve measurable and meaningful environmental and/or public health results in communities;
  2. build broad and robust, results-oriented partnerships, particularly with community-based nonprofit organizations (CBO) within disproportionately impacted areas;
  3. pilot activities in specific communities that create transferable models, which can be expanded or replicated in other geographic areas and;  
  4. strengthen the development and implementation of meaningful approaches to achieve environmental justice.

Eligible entities include: 

  • A state in partnership with a community-based nonprofit organization
  • A Tribe in partnership with a community-based nonprofit organization
  • A local government in partnership with a community-based nonprofit organization
  • US Territories, Freely Associated States, and tribal governments in remote areas

The EJG2G Program anticipates awarding approximately $70,000,000 of funding through 70 cooperative agreements nationwide, organized in four tracks of funding.

How to Apply:
  • To apply for this opportunity, view the RFA on Grants.gov
  • Applications packages must be submitted on or before April 14, 2023 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time)
  • Applicants should plan for projects to begin on December 1, 2023