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Dec 10 2012 Topics: Environmental Justice | Comments

EPA Environmental Justice Community Outreach Call – January 17, 2013

EPA Environmental Justice Community Outreach Call – January 17, 2013 at 3 p.m. ET Administrator Lisa P. Jackson has made Expanding the Conversation on Environmentalism and Working for Environmental Justice one of EPA’s top priorities.  In support of this priority, we invite environmental justice advocates to participate on our next Environmental Justice Community Outreach Call, […]

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Jul 09 2012 Topics: Environmental Justice, Event | Comments

Interagency Working Group on Env. Justice- Town Hall Meeting, Durham, NC July 16th.

Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice Announces a Town Hall Meeting in Durham, North Carolina The Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice will hold a community stakeholder meeting in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal partners on Monday, July 16, 2012, from 7pm – 9pm at the Hyati Heritage Center, 804 Old […]

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Apr 20 2011 Topics: Environmental Justice | Comments

EPA Seeks Applicants for Environmental Justice Green Jobs Development Pilot Projects

(DALLAS – April 19, 2011) To support underserved populations, the EPA Region 6 office in Dallas is accepting applications for a $100,000 grant for projects that promote Green Job Training and Green Job Placement. An eligible applicant MUST BE:

  • an incorporated non-profit organization;
  • a Native American tribal government (Federally recognized); or
  • Intertribal Consortium or Consortia.

In addition, an eligible applicant must be located within the same state, territory, commonwealth, or tribe that the proposed project will be located and able to demonstrate that it has worked directly with the affected community.

An underserved population, for the purposes of this Request for Application, is a community, including minority, low-income, or indigenous populations or communities, that is disproportionately impacted by environmental harms and risks and has a local environmental and public health issue that is identified in the proposal. Projects must be performed in one of the following Region 6 states: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and/or Texas.

Environmental justice means the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race or income, in the environmental decision-making process. Environmental justice issues often involve multiple sources of contamination, like pollution from several industrial facilities within one neighborhood, environmental hazards at the workplace or home, or contamination resulting from the consumption of fish or other subsistence foods.

Applications must be postmarked by May 10, 2011. For more information, including eligibility requirements, purposes, goals, and general procedures, please visit http://www.epa.gov/region6/6dra/oejta/ej/ej_pdfs/green_jobs_rfa.pdf.

More about activities in EPA Region 6 is available at http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region6.html

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/apr2011.html

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