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Environmental Justice Grants Now Available

Release Date: 04/16/2008
Contact Information: LaTonya Sanders, (913) 551-7555,

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(Kansas City, Kan., April 16, 2008) - EPA is seeking Environmental Justice Small Grant applications to support projects that address local environmental and public health issues within an affected community.

These grants are available to Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska organizations through the EPA Region 7 office in Kansas City, Kan.

The Environmental Justice Small Grants (EJSG) Program is designed to help communities understand and address their exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. The long-term goals of the EJSG Program are to help build the capacity of the affected community and create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will continue to improve local environments in the future.

Application packages must be postmarked by midnight Monday, June 30, 2008. Guidance outlining the eligibility, purposes, goals and general procedures for application and award are available on the Web at or by contacting EPA Region 7 toll-free at 1-800-223-0425.

Organizations interested in applying may register to join one of three conference calls to address questions about the application process. The conference call dates are April 16, May 14 and June 18. To register, contact EPA Region 7 toll-free at 1-800-223-0425.

Environmental Justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income in the development, implementation and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations and policies.