EPA Grant Recognition

Join EPA to recognize and kick off Friends of the Kaw’s current Environmental Justice small grant at 7pm on Thursday, January 7, 2016 just before the Unified Government Board of Commissioners meeting at City Hall (701 N. 7th Street, Kansas City, KS 66101).

This grant features the Kids About Water (KAW) Project that will focus on providing students and adults in Wyandotte County, Kansas, with hands-on experiences and opportunitites to learn how climate change may impact water quality and public health in their community. Students from three  Kansas City, Kansas public schools will participate in the KAW Curriculum – an Issues and Actions Approach to Water Quality Education.


Alicia Kates from Mid American Regional Council talking to Harmon High School science students about careers in the environmental field.

Environmental Justice small grants program provides financial assistance to community-based organizations like Friends of the Kaw and local tribal governments that work on local solutions to address local environmental or public health issues. The Office of Environmental Justice works to ensure that the program helps to build the capacity of communities and support the creation of self-sustaining community-based partnerships that address environmental and public health issues. For more information click here or contact:

Pamela Houston, U.S. EPA Community Emngagement Specialist