Environmental Justice Grantee Showcase

Environmental Justice Grantee Showcase
Invigorating Involvement in the Environmental Movement
Thursday, July 13, 2017
2:00PM – 3:00PM Eastern

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The EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ) provides annual funding to local, tribal and community-based organizations working with communities facing disproportionate environmental and public health burdens. The Environmental Justice (EJ) Grants program is designed to help communities understand and address exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks. All funded projects are associated with at least one qualified environmental statute, such as the Clean Water Act and the Solid Waste Disposal Act.

Hear directly from two EJ grantees about their success with the EJ Grants program! Learn how Groundwork New Orleans and Friends of the Kaw have utilized funding from the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice to invigorate public involvement and strengthen local capacity to tackle environmental and public health challenges burdening the community.

Invigorating Involvement in the Environmental Movement

· Date: 07/13/2017
· Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm Eastern
· Register Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/invigorating-involvement-in-the-environmental-movement-tickets-35783364005
Upon registration, you will be emailed with information on how to access the webinar.


· Welcome – Simone Walter (OEJ), Communications Coordinator
· Introduction to the EPA’s Environmental Justice Grant Programs – Jacob Burney (OEJ), Program Analyst
· Friends of the Kaw – Laura, Calwell, Education Director
· Groundwork New Orleans – Alicia Neal, Executive Director
· Question and Answer Session with Speakers


The EPA provides direct support through financial and technical assistance to vulnerable, low-income, minority and tribal communities seeking to understand and develop holistic solutions to their environmental and public health issues. Resources are allocated to improving the quality of the air, land and water so that communities may live, work, play, pray and go to school in healthier, more sustainable environments.

The Office of Environmental Justice works directly with communities to implement solutions that address local environmental and health concerns. The Office provides financial assistance through two opportunities: the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program and the Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program.

To learn more about either financial assistance program and the impact made by the funded projects, please visit: https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/environmental-justice-grants-funding-and-technical-assistance

If you have any questions, please contact Simone Walter for additional information.