Community-based projects and programs focus on geographically, politically, demographically, and/or socially defined areas. The EJ Program works with communities to assist them to improve human health and the environment by providing project assistance, funding, outreach, training, education, and capacity-building, as well as directing EPA resources to communities for similar activities.
- Salt Lake City Children's Environmental Health & Environmental Justice Initiative
Salt Lake City EJ Showcase Community
The initiative is a two year project during which we will work together to bring programs, tools and resources to help the community achieve environmental reductions from multiple pathways with a focus on protecting children’s health
- Effective Risk Communication Regarding Mercury
- Minnequa Lake Site Assessment
- Peppersauce Bottoms Community
- Cruising with Cleaner Air
- Pueblo Radon Project
EJ Small Grant Program
The EJ Grants Program was established in 1994 and designed to provide funding assistance to community based, non-profit grassroots organizations to work on EJ projects. The EJ program administers the EJ Small Grants program, which awards up to $25,000. These are highly competitive grants and have specific goals identified in the solicitations for applications.
The primary purpose of proposed projects for 2010 should be to develop an understanding of environmental and public health issues and to identify ways to address these issues at the local level, and educate and empower the community. The long-term goals of the EJSG program are to help build the capacity of the communities with environmental justice concerns and create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve local environments in the future.