Pollution Prevention Grant: Environmental Justice Through Safer and More Sustainable Products
Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)
To provide pollution prevention (P2) technical assistance to businesses (e.g., information, training, expert advice) in order to improve human health and the environment in disadvantaged communities by increasing the supply, demand and use of safer and more sustainable products.
Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants include States, state entities (colleges and universities recognized as instrumentalities of the state), the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, any territory or possession of the U.S., and federally recognized Tribes and intertribal consortia.
Applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to develop partnerships where they can strengthen their ability to provide P2 technical assistance to businesses in disadvantaged communities. Identifying the appropriate partnerships can help expand and amplify your impact in communities you might not have been able to otherwise.
EPA is issuing this grant solicitation requesting applications for P2 projects that address environmental or public health concerns in disadvantaged communities. For the purposes of this grant, a community can be characterized by a particular geographic area and/or by the relationships among members with similar interests and can be characterized as part of a broader national or regional community where organizations can be focused on the needs of urban, rural, and/or tribal areas, workers, displaced workers, children with high levels of lead, asthmatics, subsistence fishers, and other similar groups.
This program's grant funding cycle is every two years.