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Region 1: EPA New England

Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program (EJCPS)


The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program (EJCPS) awards cooperative agreements to local community-based organizations seeking to address environmental and/or public health concerns in their communities through results oriented collaborative problem-solving projects with other stakeholders, such as state and local governments, industry, and other non-governmental organizations. OEJ has developed a Collaborative Problem-Solving Model to provide a systematic approach towards identifying and addressing local environmental and public health challenges. The Model is intended to assist disproportionately affected communities in developing proactive, strategic, and visionary approaches to address their environmental justice issues and achieve community health and sustainability.


  • Support projects which lead to measurable environmental and/or public health results
  • Cooperative agreements conducted over 2 years
  • Funds one project per region, at up to$120,000 each
  • Total estimated available funding for awards under this competitive opportunity is $1,200,000
  • Applications due February 18, 2014

To obtain a copy of the EJ Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Request for Application (RFA), please go to this page: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/ej/grants/ej-cps-grants.html

The Office of Environmental Justice will hold six pre-application assistance calls. To participate on one of these calls, please use the following number and pass code: 1-866-299-3188 and entering the code 202-564-1771 when prompted.

Date Time (Eastern Standard)
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 (en Español) 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 25, 2014 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Please direct questions and comments to: oejgrants@epa.gov

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