Federal Environmental Justice Resources

The 2022 Inflation Reduction Act provided $3 billion for Environmental & Climate Justice Programs and $27 billion for the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, both administered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Department of Energy also has environmental justice grant opportunities. The Alliance sends out “Special Bulletins” to alert community developers as funding and other opportunities become available. Applicants will be seeking community-based nonprofits as partners.

We were honored that Tami Thomas Burton, Region 4 Environmental Justice Regional Coordinator at EPA, joined us at our 2023 National Summit She presented an overview of the new grant and technical assistance opportunity from EPA’s Environmental and Climate Justice Communities Program. In addition, she engaged in a panel discussion and held office hours to speak personally with summit participants.

Burton provided two salient pieces of advice to community developers:

  • Intentionally connect and utilize your region’s Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center in leveraging these grant opportunities.
  • Get started on your environmental and climate justice proposals and partnerships now so you will be ready when historic funding opportunities open.

Join our mailing list to receive the bulletin and view current grant opportunities on our environmental justice funding webpage.

Archive of Special Bulletins: