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EPA AWARDS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GRANT TO LOS ANGELES GROUP
Release Date: 4/16/1999
Contact Information: Dave Schmidt, U.S. EPA, (415) 744-1578
NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS
SAN FRANCISCO--The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected Justiceville/Homeless, USA, a Los Angeles non-profit group, to receive $187,000 under the agency's Sustainable Development Challenge Grant Program. Justiceville/Homeless will use the grant to develop an urban organic farm on an inner city site. The project will employ homeless and inner city youth. The project's goals are to preserve declining green space and urban farming options, foster land stewardship through erosion control and improved water usage, and create jobs. The Los Angeles project is one of 41 proposals from across the nation chosen by EPA. The Sustainable Development Challenge Grant program provides seed money to encourage creative local approaches to serious environmental problems through sustainable development strategies. The grant program funds community partnerships among citizens, non-profit organizations, government, and business. Further information, including descriptions of the 41 new projects, is available at: www.epa.gov/ecocommunity.