Environmental Protection Agency: Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement
The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) Cooperative Agreement Program provides financial assistance to eligible organizations working on or planning to work on projects to address local environmental and/or public health issues in their communities, using EPA’s “Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Model.” The CPS Program assists recipients in building collaborative partnerships to help them understand and address environmental and public health concerns in their communities.
The CPS Program requires selected applicants, or recipients, to use the EPA’s Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Model as part of their projects. The model aims to address local environmental and/or public health issues in a collaborative manner with various stakeholders such as communities, industry, academic institutions, and others.
For the 2018 opportunity, the EJCPS program will give special consideration to high ranking proposals to be performed in rural areas as defined by the program. Rural areas are defined as local areas with populations of 50,000 or less that have limited access to public or private resources commonly found in metropolitan areas. Additionally, EPA will give special consideration to high ranking proposals submitted by eligible organizations that have not previously received an EJCPS award.
Amount: Approximately $1,200,000 is available. EPA anticipates awarding one cooperative agreement of $120,000 within each of the 10 EPA Regions.
Eligibility: Incorporated non-profit organizations—including, but not limited to, environmental justice networks, faith based organizations and those affiliated with religious institutions; Federally recognized tribal government including Alaska Native Villages; or tribal organizations.
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