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California Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Justice Small Grants

Detailed information about this program is below:

Category Information About This Specific Program
Title California EPA Environmental Justice (EJ) Small Grants
Purpose Offers funding opportunities to assist eligible non-profit community organizations and federally-recognized tribal governments in California to address environmental justice issues in areas disproportionately affected by environmental pollution and hazards. The EJ Small Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Authorized by California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 27, Division 1, Chapter 3, Article 1
Type of Assistance Grant
Eligible Applicants Eligible applicants are limited to non-profit entities and federally-recognized tribal governments in California. A “non-profit entity” is defined as any corporation, trust, association, cooperative, or other organization that meets criteria specified in CCR Title 27, Division 1, Chapter 3, Article 1.
Eligible Activities Eligible activities should improve environmental and health conditions and promote public engagement in California communities disproportionately burdened by pollution. The program is designed to support and empower communities working on solutions to local environmental and public health issues. It also seeks to assist recipients in building collaborative partnerships to help them understand and address environmental and public health issues in their communities.
Excluded Activities/Other Restrictions  
Pre-Funding Requirements (if applicable) Not applicable
Typical Award Amount (if applicable) Typical award amount for Fiscal Year 2019 was $25,000 to $50,000
Total Awarded Fiscal Year 2019 (if applicable) Approximately $2,500,000
Match Requirement (if applicable) Not applicable
Solicitation Process/Timeline Selections made annually. Applications for next year’s cycle are due April 17, 2020.
Proposal Elements/Scoring Criteria Not available
Contact Information (primary contact and website or other source) Ms. Malinda Dumisani
EJ Small Grants Program Manager
Phone: (916) 445-9480
Website Information about Successful Tribal Applicants/Projects Previous Environmental Justice Small Grantees websiteExit
Headquarters Office California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA)
1001 I Street
P.O. Box 2815
Sacramento, CA 95812-2815