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  • Officer Patrick Johnston
    Hi All, 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
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      Hi All,

      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
      partnerships.


      Officer Patrick Johnston
      Everett Police-Marine Unit
      617-905-3747



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      Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 6:28 PM
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      Subject: EPA Soliciting Environmental Justice Small Grant Applications


      **NOTE: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE REMOVED FROM THE EPA NEW ENGLAND
      ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE LIST SERVER, PLEASE REPLY TO THE SENDER WITH THE
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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
      proposed projects.

      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
      Wysin.Davina@... or 617-918-1020. Please note that space is limited
      for each call, so register early.

      MORE INFORMATION
      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:
      http://www.epa.gov/oeca/ej/grants/ej_smgrants.html

      A Spanish version of the RFA will be made available on the website
      shortly.
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