Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program

Active
Yes
Status
Posted
Published Date
November 21st, 2023
Close Date
November 21st, 2024
Total Funding
$2,000,000,000.00
Award Ceiling
$20,000,000.00
Expected No. Awards
170
Opportunity No.
EPA-R-OEJECR-OCS-23-04

Agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Eligible Applicants

Others

Funding Category

Environment

Funding Instrument

Cooperative Agreement

Opportunity Category

Discretionary

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement

Yes

Summary

The Environmental Protection Agency is offering the Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grants Program. This program provides $2 billion in grants to fund community-driven projects that address climate challenges and reduce pollution while strengthening communities. The grants will be divided into two tracks: Track I will fund approximately 150 large, transformational community-driven investment grants of $10 million - $20 million, and Track II will fund approximately 20 meaningful engagement grants of $1 million - $3 million. The grants cannot exceed 3 years in duration. For more information about the application process and opportunities under the Community Change Grants program, please review the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Description

The Environmental and Climate Justice Community Change Grant program (Community Change Grants), created by the Inflation Reduction Act, offers an unprecedented $2 billion in grants under this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The Community Change Grants will fund community-driven projects that address climate challenges and reduce pollution while strengthening communities through thoughtful implementation. This historic level of support will enable communities and their partners to overcome longstanding environmental challenges and implement meaningful solutions to meet community needs now and for generations to come. 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. Please review the NOFO for further information about the exciting opportunities under the Community Change Grants program and details about the application process.

Contact Information

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Opportunity Lifecycle

Title
Type
Grant