Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program

Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program

Administering Agency: Environmental Protection Agency

Posted Date: Nov 21, 2023

Closing Date for Applications: Nov 21, 2024

Funding Range: Total funds available:  $2,000,000,000 — Grant award maximum:  $20,000,000

Geographic Scope: National

Description: The Community Change Grants will fund community-driven projects that address climate challenges and reduce pollution while strengthening communities through thoughtful implementation. There will be two tracks of funding under this opportunity. Track I will fund approximately 150 large, transformational community-driven investment grants of $10 million – $20 million. Track II will fund approximately 20 meaningful engagement grants of $1 million – $3 million. Grants cannot exceed 3-years in duration. These programs will address the diverse and unique needs of disadvantaged communities by:

  1. Reducing and preventing pollution;
  2. Building resilience to climate change and mitigating current and future climate risks;
  3. Enhancing meaningful involvement in government processes related to environmental and climate
  4. Expanding access to high-quality jobs and economic opportunity through workforce development;
  5. Bolstering community strength by ensuring that local residents receive the benefits of investments
    and have the opportunity to build on them for current and future generations.

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