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EJ News & Issues Archive

On April 8, 2008, a new announcement for the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program (EJSG) titled Environmental Justice Small Grants Program - Application Guidance FY 2008 was released. This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications from eligible entities and nonprofit organizations working on, or planning to work on, a project that addresses a local environmental and public health issue within an affected community. The EJSG Program is a multi-statute program designed to help communities understand and address their exposure to multiple environmental harms and risks.

08/10/2007 EPA Presents Environmental Justice Check to the Stoddard County Development Foundation

07/30/2007 EPA Presents Environmental Justice Check to the Black Health Care Coalition

06/18/2007 EPA Awards $100,000 in Environmental Justice Grants

06/05/2007 EPA Awards $100,000 Environmental Justice Grant to St. Louis Group

Public Outreach & Education

The EJ Program continues to enhance its communication and coordination efforts internally as well as with external stakeholders.

Former Administrator Johnson's memo: Reaffirming the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Commitment to Environmental Justice (PDF) (2 pp, 115K, About PDF)

Federal Partners Meeting on The New Madrid Demonstration Project (PDF) (4 pp, 53K, About PDF)
The Federal Partners Meeting was a by-product of the Federal Partners Dialogue held on May 4, 2000, with the Directory of Environmental Justice, Barry Hill. In a partnership with EPA and USDA, the New Madrid County Tri-Community Child Health Champion Campaign was developed to increase efforts to identify, mobilize, and make use of federal resources to benefit environmentally and economically distressed communities.

Tribal Multimedia Compliance Workshop Summary (PDF) (2 pp, 104K, About PDF)
This workshop was held June 8-9, 1999 at the Haskell Indian Nations University. The workshop focused on assessing tribal nations' needs and priority topics.

Click on Map to View more Details (2 pp, 53K, About PDF)

Map of Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, & Missouri detailing self identified EJ communities

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