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EPA seeks 2015 environmental justice small grant applications

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting applications for fiscal year 2015 environmental justice small grants. The agency expects to spend a total of $1.2 million to fund grants of up to $30,000 per award per two-year project.

In its announcement, EPA said the agency is particularly seeking projects that “have a special emphasis . . . supporting community-based preparedness and resilience efforts (community climate resiliency).”

The agency noted that it will prioritize funding so that applicants who have not recently received an EJSG program grant may have a better chance of landing one this year.

The application deadline, originally Dec. 15, 2014, was rescheduled to Jan. 9, 2015.

Nonprofit groups and tribal communities are eligible to apply for these grants. Applicants with questions should call Deborah Carter with EPA’s Region 4 at (404) 562-9668, or e-mail carter.deborah@epa.gov.

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