Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program (EJCPS)
Office of Environmental Justice and External Civil Rights (OEJECR)
To help eligible organizations build collaborative partnerships with other stakeholders (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical service providers, academia, etc.) to develop solutions to environmental or public health issue(s) at the community level.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
Eligible organizations include community-based nonprofit organizations (CBOs) or CBO partnerships. CBOs with 5 or fewer full-time employees are eligible for the Small Community-based Nonprofit Set Aside.
Applications must propose one of the following: (1) community-led air and other pollution monitoring, prevention, and remediation, and investments in low- and zero-emission and resilient technologies and related infrastructure and workforce development that help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other air pollutants; (2) mitigating climate and health risks from urban heat islands, extreme heat, wood heater emissions, and wildfire events; (3) climate resiliency and adaptation; (4) reducing indoor toxics and indoor air pollution; or (5) facilitating engagement of marginalized communities in Local, State and Federal public processes, such as advisory groups, workshops, and rulemakings.
This program specifically aims to empower CBOs from marginalized communities. Applications may focus on facilitating engagement of marginalized communities in Local, State and Federal public processes, such as advisory groups, workshops, and rulemakings.