Community Change Grants NOW OPEN
The Community Change Grants $2 Billion Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is NOW OPEN. Learn more about the NOFO and upcoming information webinars.
$128 Million in Grants Announced
186 selectees through EJCPS and G2G have been selected. Read the announcement.
16 TCTACs Selected!
EPA has selected 16 Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Centers (EJ TCTACs). Learn more.
EPA Announces the New Office of Environmental Justice & External Civil Rights
EPA established a new national office charged with advancing environmental justice and civil rights, elevating these critical issues to the highest levels of the government.
“Environmental justice” means the just treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of income, race, color, national origin, Tribal affiliation, or disability, in agency decision-making and other Federal activities that affect human health and the environment so that people:
- are fully protected from disproportionate and adverse human health and environmental effects (including risks) and hazards, including those related to climate change, the cumulative impacts of environmental and other burdens, and the legacy of racism or other structural or systemic barriers; and
- have equitable access to a healthy, sustainable, and resilient environment in which to live, play, work, learn, grow, worship, and engage in cultural and subsistence practices
This timeline presents EPA's involvement in the Environmental Justice Movement and the major events leading up to it. This is not meant to be an all inclusive history of the movement in general.