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Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement

Detailed information about this program is below:

Category Information About This Specific Program
Title Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement, Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number 66.306
Purpose The program provides funding to support community-based organizations in their efforts to collaborate and partner with local stakeholder groups (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical providers, and academia) as they develop and implement solutions that address environmental and/or public health issues for underserved communities. The term “underserved community” refers to a community with environmental justice concerns and/or vulnerable populations, including minority, low income, rural, tribal, and indigenous populations. The long-term goals of the EJCPS Program are to help build the capacity of communities with environmental justice concerns and to create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve local environments in the future.
Type of Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Eligible Applicants Nonprofit Organizations (excluding entities with lobbying activities), Local Organizations, Clubs and Organizations, Community Groups and Indian Tribal Government
Eligible Activities The program’s objective is to support projects that demonstrate the utility of the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Model and its seven cross-cutting elements. Collaborative problem-solving builds upon existing community understanding to establish and maintain partnerships capable of producing meaningful environmental and/or public health results. To provide a systematic approach towards collaborative problem-solving, the Office of Environmental Justice developed the Collaborative Problem-Solving Model (Model). The model is intended to assist vulnerable and underserved communities in developing proactive, strategic, and visionary approaches to address their environmental justice issues and achieve community health and sustainability.
Excluded Activities/Other Restrictions An eligible applicant must be able to demonstrate that it has worked directly with the affected community. Applicants must be located within the same state, territory, commonwealth, or tribe in which the proposed project is located. Applicants must utilize the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving model.
Pre-Funding Requirements (if applicable) Not applicable
Typical Award Amount (if applicable) Approximately $120,000        
Total Awarded Fiscal Year 2018 (if applicable)

$1.2 million

Match Requirement (if applicable) None
Solicitation Process/Timeline Proposal deadline is early in the calendar year/late winter.
Proposal Elements/Scoring Criteria Proposal review information and criteria are available in guidelines.
Contact Information (primary contact and website or other source)

Jacob Burney
Phone: (202) 564-2907
CFDA Number 66.306 webpage

Website Information about Successful Tribal Applicants/Projects Previous Project Descriptions
Headquarters Office U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Environmental Justice (2201A)
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20460