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The Environmental Justice Government-to-Government (EJG2G) Program

The EJG2G Program works to support and/or create model state activities that lead to measurable environmental or public health results in communities disproportionately burdened by environmental harms and risks. These models should leverage or utilize existing resources or assets of state agencies to develop key tools and processes that integrate environmental justice considerations into state governments and government programs.

The EJG2G Program (formerly known as the State Environmental Justice Cooperative Agreement program) will provide an estimated $70 million in funding. Of this, $20 million will be for State governments to be used in conjunction with Community-Based Organization (CBO) partners, $20 million will be for local government with CBO partners, $20 million will be for Federally Recognized Tribal Nations with CBO partners, and $10 million will be for U.S. territories and remote tribes with limited access to CBO partners. In total the Agency anticipates funding approximately 70 projects of up to $1 million each for a 3-year project.

Eligibility

Eligible entities include:

A partnership between a state and a community-based nonprofit organization
A partnership between a tribe and a community-based nonprofit organization
A partnership between a local government and a community-based nonprofit organization
US Territories, Freely Associated States, and tribal governments in remote areas

If your organization is NOT eligible, you are encouraged to partner with other eligible entities on a EJG2G project.

Top Benefits

  • Approximately 20 awards, up to $1 million each, available for partnerships between states and community-based organizations
  • Approximately 20 awards, up to $1 million each, available for partnerships between tribal governments and community-based organizations
  • Approximately 20 awards, up to $1 million each, available for partnerships between local governments and community-based organizations
  • Approximately 10 awards, up to $1 million each, available for U.S. Territories, Freely Associated States, Puerto Rico, and tribes in remote areas
  • Special consideration given to projects addressing climate change, disaster resiliency, and/or emergency preparedness
  • Special consideration given to projects located in and/or benefitting rural areas

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