EPA Environmental Justice Grants & Resources

The 2022 Inflation Reduction Act provided $3 billion for Environmental & Climate Justice Programs, administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To date, the EPA has announced a total of $650 million in grant funding for community-based nonprofits. More funding announcements are due from EPA in the coming months. This EPA video provides a preview of the new resources becoming available in 2023. We encourage community developers to apply.

Funding Opportunities:

Apply by April 14 for the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program.
This $30 million program provides funding for community-based nonprofits to build collaborative partnerships with stakeholders to develop solutions to environmental or public health issues at the community level. Only community-based nonprofits are eligible to apply.

Apply by April 14 for the Environmental Justice Government to Government Program.
This $70 million program provides funding to support government activities that lead to environmental or public health impacts in communities disproportionately burdened by environmental harms, build robust partnerships with community-based nonprofits, and pilot activities in specific communities. To be eligible, partnerships must include community-based organizations. Some exceptions apply in remote areas.

Apply by May 31 for the Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Grantmaking Program. This $550 million provides funding for up to 11 grantmakers to develop an efficient, simplified process so that organizations that historically have faced barriers to receiving funding can more seamlessly apply for grants that address environmental harms and risks. To be eligible, applicants must be community-based nonprofits — or partnerships that include community-based nonprofits.


Bookmark this EPA webpage: Environmental Justice Grants, Funding, and Technical Assistance. It connects you to all the information you need to apply for these grant programs

Watch this informational video to gain perspective on the Environmental Justice Grant Program and the technical assistance and resources available to help you apply.