Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grant

Posted by: CAKE Team
Post Date: 12/19/2023
Opportunity Type: Funding
Organization/Grantor: Environmental Protection Agency
Position/Title/Fund: Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grant
Deadline: November 21, 2024

The Community Change Grants NOFO is now open! The EPA is accepting applications on a rolling basis for $2 billion in Inflation Reduction Act funding available to support community-driven projects that build capacity for communities to tackle environmental and climate justice challenges, strengthen their climate resilience, and advance clean energy.

This competition is being launched in order to meet the goals and objectives of two Executive Orders (EO 14008 and EO 13985) issued by the Biden Administration that demonstrate the EPA’s and Administration’s commitment to achieving environmental justice and embedding environmental justice into Agency programs. 

 The 2022 Inflation Reduction Act created the Environmental and Climate Justice grant program in section 138 of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and provided EPA with $2.8 billion in grant funding for the program for projects to benefit communities with environmental justice concerns, and $200 million for technical assistance in direct response to feedback from communities and environmental justice leaders who have long called for capacity building support for communities and their partners as they work to access critical federal resources.

How to Apply:

To apply for this opportunity, view the RFA on Grants.gov.  Applications packages must be submitted on or before November 21, 2024 at 11:59 PM (Eastern Time).

For more information, please contact [email protected].