EPA/Commission on the Environment Environmental Justice and Climate Resilience Grants

The North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) is launching the EJ4Climate grant program to support environmental justice and climate resilience for underserved, vulnerable communities, and Indigenous communities across North America. Initiated by EPA, the CEC established this program to support underserved and overburdened communities in Canada, Mexico, and the United States as they prepare for climate-related impacts. This program will provide funding directly to Indigenous communities and community-based organizations to deliver environmental justice and advance local solutions to adapt to climate change.

  • Applications Due:  November 14, 2021
  • Eligibility:  Non-profit and non-governmental organizations, environmental groups, community-based associations, Tribal nations, and Indigenous Peoples and communities
  • Funding Available:  $2 million total

What types of projects are eligible for funding?
Possible projects under the grant program could include addressing extreme weather
impacts, transitioning to clean energy and/or transportation systems, or utilizing
traditional ecological knowledge to address climate change impacts. Project types can include capacity building, pilot projects, transfer of innovative technologies, conducting outreach or education, sharing best practices, communication and preparedness/response process improvements, training environmental and
community leaders, engaging youth on environmental activities, and reducing risks to
the environment.

For more information, visit the Environmental Justice and Climate Resilience webpage.

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