The below grant must be submitted by a NGO and must address issues in
multiple mediums(air, water, land). A couple of possible projects:
1. Mystic Crossing at Earhardt Dam - addresses "air" pollution and
public access to "water" (is that pushing it a bit?)in EJ Communities.
2. Feasibility Study of Water Based Transportation in the
Lower Mystic/Chelsea Creek. - addresses "air" pollution and "water"
transportation in EJ communities.
If one you NGO's wants to apply I will be glad to talk with you about
Officer Patrick Johnston
Everett Police-Marine Unit
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 6:28 PM
Subject: EPA Soliciting Environmental Justice Small Grant Applications
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EPA Soliciting Environmental Justice Small Grant Applications; Three
Calls Scheduled in March Covering Eligibility The U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency has announced a request for applications (RFA) for the
Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants program, and the EPA's New
England office is sponsoring a series of conference calls for potential
applicants in March on eligibility criteria.
Under this new funding opportunity, projects are sought from
community-based organizations that address a community's exposure to
multiple environmental harms and risks. This program will fund two types
of projects: (1) projects that address pollution in more than one
environmental medium (i.e., land, air and water), called multi-media
projects; and (2) research projects specific to hazardous substances
defined under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and
Liability Act or "Superfund," called CERCLA research projects. Note that
only community-based organizations that are nongovernmental,
not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organizations located in the affected community
are eligible for the EJ Small Grants program. The focus of this year's
program, however, is on collaborative partnerships, and applicants must
demonstrate how they plan to collaborate with other entities (e.g.,
businesses, academic institutions, environmental organizations and
federal, state and local governments, among others) to complete their
A total of $750,000 is available to support EJ Small Grant projects
nationally, $250,000 of which is available for CERCLA research projects
only. Funding is being divided equally among the 10 federal regions, so
EPA New England expects to award three $25,000 grants, including one
CERCLA research project. Note that funding levels for this fiscal year
do not permit the Office of Environmental Justice to fund both the EJ
Small Grants program and the Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative
Agreement program. Therefore, EPA chose to fund the EJ Small Grants
program in order to provide funding to more community-based
organizations across the country.
The deadline to submit completed application packages for the 2005 EJ
Small Grants program is midnight on Monday, April 4th, 2005.
UPCOMING CONFERENCE CALLS
EPA's New England office is sponsoring three conference calls on the
following dates and times in March to go over eligibility criteria for
the EJ Small Grants program:
Tuesday, March 8th at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, March 10th, at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, March 23th, at 1:00 p.m
To sign up for any of the calls listed above, contact Davina Wysin at
or 617-918-1020. Please note that space is limited
for each call, so register early.
For detailed information about the EJ Small Grants program, including a
copy of the current application and profiles of past projects, please
visit the EPA's Office of Environmental Justice website at:
A Spanish version of the RFA will be made available on the website